March 11th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Photo spotlight: Readying for troops

On Thursday, U.S. Army soldiers from the 60th Engineer Company construct a perimeter wall while expanding an American military base for incoming troops in Kandahar province. Bases across southern Afghanistan are being enlarged to accommodate the surge of fresh troops ordered by President Obama as part of the new war strategy. Earlier this week Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, vowed that coalition forces "are absolutely going to secure Kandahar," as security efforts expand in the country's south. In February, Operation Moshtarak was launched in Marjah, Helmand province.

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