The War in Afghanistan, or Operation Enduring Freedom, has been the longest running U.S. military operation ever. The effort started shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 with the purpose of overtaking the country’s regime because of the assistance it provided to the Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda operations that orchestrated the attacks. Beginning in 2001, the operation turned into a sluggish battle against an enemy that still refuses to go away.
An important part of the effort to disengage American troops from Afghanistan has been to train and equip an Afghan National Army that can take over the fight against the Taliban. This video contains footage of U.S. Army soldiers, U.S. Marines, and Afghan National Army Soldiers during combat training operations and patrol missions against Taliban forces in various locations in the Kandahar Province, Kunar Province, and Helmand Province in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2012.
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