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U.S. Marines and sailors search for Taliban caves and hiding spots from a mountain north of Golestan, Afghanistan. The troops are assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment
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:iconssive:
ssive Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
looks like an alien planet
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:iconsierratangozulu:
SierraTangoZulu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
always bring duct tape to a firefight.
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:iconprofessionalpuppy:
ProfessionalPuppy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
such a beautiful terrain
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:iconbasianman:
basianman Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Heroes!
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:iconrowellk:
RowellK Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Wow, except to the guys and the sparse vegetation, it looks like the picture could be taken from Mars. It's pretty barren out there.
Keep safe guys.
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:iconmetalhead2000:
metalhead2000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
SEMPER-FI !
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:iconfontman:
fontman Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Great photo!
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:iconjelescubogdan:
jelescubogdan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Look! Terrorists!
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:iconpainshadows:
Painshadows Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Beautiful shot. Sad that it isn't a happy family picnic in the foreground... but one can hope :)
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:iconnailsin:
nailsin Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done.
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:iconhanzler:
Hanzler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great location & shot, shame it would so "problematical" for a civey to visit.
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:iconsoska15:
Soska15 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Not that I've been there but it looks like a picture from mars, the landscape anyway.
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:iconanoldmate:
AnOldMate Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
The sailors must be lost;there is no water there. lol But honestly, props to our troops.
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:iconartemdesigns:
ArtemDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
the sailor is probably a corps man, medic, deployed with the marines.
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:iconanoldmate:
AnOldMate Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Good to know. =)
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:iconartisticaxis:
ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Sad that we can't just appreciate good Mil. photography without devolving into some sort of Hippy Vs. Patriot battle.
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:iconbilliam268:
Billiam268 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
usausausa
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:iconwingnut55:
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
a very striking pic. that rocky skyline is unearthly, they could almost be on another planet
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:iconcskadoz:
cskadoz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   General Artist
:salute:
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:iconioialoha:
Ioialoha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
beautiful panorama. love this shot. be safe fellas :)
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:icontroubspen:
troubspen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Reminds me of home. I live in the desert in California, near military training facilities.
Take care fellas.
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:iconthoughts-tf:
Thoughts-TF Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Hope it all went well for you guys. ;)
oh those mountains :heart:
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:iconkallonephile:
Kallonephile Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Nice view.
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:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
We could have helped Afghanistan rebuild after we helped supply them when they were fighting the Soviet Union. But it was a covert operation, so that the Soviet Union wouldn't come gunning after us. And since we left Afghanistan hanging out to dry afterwards, so our country could cover its own ass, the trained Afghani soldiers just took the weapons we supplied them with and the veterans of that war became powerful warlords. And the Taliban as we know it today was born. :)
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gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
You and fellow ass-kissing Peace Activists would have made equally stupid pathological lies on behalf of Hitler and Stalin, in the name of peace. Different fascists, same lies.
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:iconagent-michigan-mia:
Agent-Michigan-MIA Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he has a point though
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:iconthe-art-of-chaos:
THE-ART-OF-CHAOS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I actually appreciate what you're doing, trolling the people with legitimate things to say inciting them to say more things that open minds. Good going sir.
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:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Pathological lies? No, I couldn't make any of this shit up if I tried.

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Don't make up a different version of history with me, do that with someone who doesn't have any fucking brains.
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
So in other words: You've bought it on yourselves?
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:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Pretty much. That's the jist of what I said. I don't like my country's warmongering, we need to be more diplomatic with other nations.
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:icongerrygibson:
gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
You are a useful idiot.
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:iconhipknowtizer87:
hipknowtizer87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Explain.
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:icondfbarnes:
dfbarnes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
He said you're an idiot. Not much to explain. Your original comment had absolutely nothing to do with the photograph, this is an art website. Comment on the photograph if you have something to say about it, but your original comment is a non sequitur.
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:iconagent-michigan-mia:
Agent-Michigan-MIA Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How many years since the creation of America has it been at peace compared to that of it's years at war Including it's Battle for Independence, by my count roughly 21 years of peace compared to roughly 216 years of war.... and America is only 237 years old.... just saying.... war seems to be America's first response to everything
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:iconknightster:
Knightster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
I've said no such thing.
My comment was meant to be taken at face value.
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:iconhorgur:
Horgur Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
awesome landscape
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:iconroy02:
Roy02 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool :)
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:iconmonnanon:
monnanon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it looks a lot like the pics coming back from mars.minus the marines of course:) the landscape is oddly beautiful.
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GrandeJefe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Love the mountain.
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:icongoodweird-studios:
GOODWEIRD-STUDIOS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This ain't Kansas Toto!
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:iconartemdesigns:
ArtemDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
sweet picture
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Dr-Black-Knife Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Sailors and Marines in the mountains and deserts; of course, the infantry are manning submarines somewhere... together with airmen... that's military intelligence for ya...
(and of course, don't forget, negative comments WILL BE logged and you monitored by your user-friendly anonymous goverment agency... NSA, CISPA, FBI and everything). So DO NOT make negative comments!!! only the best about the US !!!
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:icongerrygibson:
gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Yes, it is true! I am one of them! I snuck into your bedroom and put sand in your vaseline!
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:iconsimplemaryjane:
SimpleMaryJane Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist
freedom of speech at its finest..

China called, they want their sensorship back
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:icongrandejefe:
GrandeJefe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
so... the conspiracy theory business... going good, eh?
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:iconartemdesigns:
ArtemDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I think what he meant is that there is a corpsman with them, marines do not have their own medics. navy provides them. but im sure you knew this.
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Lizzy23 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a desolate landscape, but if you think about it there are so many wonderful aspect of Afghanistan that we don't think about. Snow leopards and beauitful Makhor goats and wacky little Hoopoes birds make their home here, and :( I wish this war would end and everyone, on both sides could be at peace.
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juzztice Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I bet they use the duct tape to seal the caves entraces, lol
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:iconscorpio-bos:
scorpio-bos Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This kind of reminds me of Starship Troopers lol, those mountains in the background look awesome.
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