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Photo by: Brennan Linsley

U.S. Army Spc. David Zink, of Leavenworth, Kan., of Tactical Command Post, HQ Company, 2-502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, walks with platoon-mates during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Wednesday Aug. 25, 2010. Soldiers in Zhari operate in a district which is the birthplace of the Taliban movement, and holds many well-armed insurgents who blend in with a support network providing them with explosives and safe havens. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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