TPM Looks Back At 9 Years At War In Afghanistan

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1||On October 7, 2010, the U.S. marked the 9th anniversary — and the start of the tenth year — of the war in Afghanistan.

President Barack Obama chats with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the start of a dinner at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 28, 2010.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

2||After firing a grenade, Army Staff Sgt. Brent Adams reaches for another round while sprinting to his vehicle when a torrent of automatic weapons fire erupted from a nearby hill in Barmel District, Paktika Province on July 16, 2007.||U.S. Army photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare&&

3||Army Capt. Lisa Kirby, Female Engagement Team coordinator for the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Mike Spann in northern Afghanistan, leads a group of Kaka Kot School children in Nahr-e Shahi District to the center of the school, October 4, 2010. ||Photos by Sandra Arnold, RC-North Public Affairs Advisory Team.&&

4||A local Afghan boy looks on as his father talks to U.S. Marines during a security pause at a compound in Northern Trek Nawa, Afghanistan on August 15, 2010.||Photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe&&

5||President Barack Obama greets U.S. troops at a mess hall at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

6||U.S. soldiers burn down an alleged Taliban safehouse discovered during operations in the Paktika province of Afghanistan March 30, 2007.||U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Holley&&

7||U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class David Banks drinks tea with Afghan National police during a cordon and search of Pana, Afghanistan, June 9, 2007.||U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael L. Casteel&&

8||An Afghan girl in Boragay Village, Zabul province, December 4, 2009.||Photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez&&

9||President Obama meets with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, left, and then-Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, March 28, 2010. McChrystal was the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.||White House photo by Pete Souza&&

10||A Marine sprints down the line of heavy machine guns to deliver a map after a firefight with Taliban insurgents on February 9, 2010 at the “Fire Points” intersection — a key junction of roads linking Marjeh with the rest of Helmand province.||Photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill &&

11||A U.S. Army medic treats an Afghan child for a sunburn in the village of Meryanay Kherwar District, Logar province on April 9, 2010.||Photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest&&

12||An Afghan boy greets soldiers during a dismounted patrol in Kvoshab Village near Kandahar Airfield on January 2, 2010.||U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez&&

13||President Barack Obama greets deployed service members and civilians during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield on March 28, 2010||Photo by Staff Sgt. Susan Wilt&&

14||U.S. Army Soldiers of the Provincial Reconstruction Team from forward operating base Kalagush conduct a patrol through the village of Kowtalay in the Nuristan province on June 12, 2007.||U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Bracken&&

15||An Afghan local of the village of Shinkey in the Zabule province listens during a medical seminar on March 15, 2010.||Photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston&&

16||U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, and Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak ride in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to visit the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse March 10, 2010.||DoD photo by Cherie Cullen&&

17||A 20-year-old Afghan gunshot wound victim receives surgical care at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Farah on May 18, 2010. The victim received wounds caused by Taliban gunfire in Shewan village in the Farah Province.||ISAF photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rylan K. Albright&&

18||Pfc. Michael Elliott talks with Mohammad Dode, a village resident on February 5, 2010 in southern Afghanistan.||Photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston &&

19||Women members of a rural Poultry Association, Balkh province, northern Afghanistan.||Photo from DFID – UK Department for International Development on Flickr&&

20||Gen. David H. Petraeus congratulates British Lt. Gen. Sir Nick Parker after pinning him with a NATO ribbon for his year-long service as deputy commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops on September 28, 2010.||Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lorie Jewell&&

21||A soldier watches cattle run for their lives while a CH-47 helicopter prepares to land during Operation Saray Has near Forward Operating Base Naray on July 19, 2006.||The U.S. Army on Flickr&&

22||U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeff Cantor shakes the hand of an Afghan boy outside Bagram Airfield in Janquadam, Parwan province on September 25, 2009.||U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew McKinny&&

23||An Afghan boy rides a donkey into the village of Salar, Sayed-Abad District, Wardak province on March 28, 2010.||Photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest&&

24||U.S. Army Soldiers hold candles in memory of 9/11 victims during a vigil on Sept. 11, 2010 at Camp Phoenix.||Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump&&

25||A medevac flight on June 3, 2009 in Afghanistan.||The U.S. Army on Flickr&&

26||An Afghan National Interpreter and U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Matthew Hilderbrand talk with an Afghan boy during a patrol at a bazaar in the Zabul province of Afghanistan on June 29, 2010.||U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Tremblay&&

27||Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Cottle pays tribute to one of his fallen Marines on March 8, 2010 at South Station, Helmand province, Afghanistan. A little more than two weeks later, Cottle was struck by a roadside bomb that killed him and 19 year old Marine Lance Cpl. Rick Centanni.||Photo by Marine Corps 1st Lt. Joshua Diddams&&

28||U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, walks with Maj. Wayne Don, advisor for the Mongolian Expeditionary Task Force assigned to NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, and Mongolian Lt. Col. Javkhlanbayar, senior representative of the contingent, in Camp Eggers in Kabul on March 8, 2010.|| The U.S. Army on Flickr&&

29||Paratroopers prepare to load a Chinook Helicopter in the Bermel District of the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan, October 13, 2009 during an air-assault mission to detain a known militant.||Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs&&

30||Petty Officer 3rd Class Liz J. Arevalo looks over a young Afghan child during a village medical engagement just outside Patrol Base Siapan in Marjahon July 10, 2010.||Photo by Cpl. Megan Sindelar&&

31||Six-month-old Stare waits inside the Farah province governor’s compound with her mother and other refugee women for humanitarian assistance on December 9, 2009. Farah, Afghanistan.||Photo by Master Sgt. Tracy DeMarco &&

32||The North Dakota National Guard Military Funeral Honors team transfers the remains of U.S. Army Spc. Keenan Cooper upon arrival in North Dakota on July 14, 2010. Cooper was killed in action in Afghanistan on July 5, 2010. His funeral took place in his hometown of Wahpeton, ND on July 16, 2010.||Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David Lipp&&

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