CNN's Michael Holmes samples some of the food troops rely on when they're away from a base.
CNN's Atia Abawi examines the effect the ash cloud is having on commercial and military travel in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Crossroads is where CNN's reporting converges -- bringing you a diversity of voices, stunning images and video, global perspectives and the latest news from on the ground in Afghanistan and around the world.
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From all parts of the world and spanning all ages, more than 2,500 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan.
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