The country’s fledgling army has begun to take over security operations from the Americans in Logar and Wardak provinces. Here’s a look at some of their early efforts.
April 1, 2013 A view at the mouth of the Tangi Valley, in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, before the launch of an Afghan army operation in the Taliban stronghold. According to many intelligence estimates, the Tangi is the most dangerous area in the country’s eastern hinterlands, home to Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters. Michel du Cille/The Washington Post Buy Photo