Spc. Brian Hunsuck is the boy next door on the front lines: He lost a friend, nearly lost a leg, and still acts like Beaver Cleaver.
The Habur Gate – a dusty two-lane checkpoint – may be one of the best routes out.
But how can we ease population without taking draconian steps? By developing in ways that we should be anyway, experts say.
Will Obama be able to get most US forces out in 16 months?
A record number of US troops – and Afghan civilians – died in 2008. Frustration mounts over fighting Taliban insurgents among villagers.
US forces may stay in the volatile northern city beyond the June deadline for Americans to pull back to bases.
As part of their own 'surge,' they destroyed more than 160 Humvees and trucks bound for Afghanistan.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, an operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba, was reportedly captured Monday in Pakistani Kashmir.