Picture Story: Making Sense of Military Strategy in Afghanistan

November 23, 2010

By David Walker

© Victor J. Blue

Above: An injured Corporal Manuel Jiminez, stuck by an IED, is shielded by his fellow marines as a medvac helicopter lands in the clearing.

Freelance photographer and Ohio University graduate student Victor Blue has spent the last two summers in Afghanistan at far-flung Marine outposts, documenting the U.S. military’s counter-insurgency strategy. “I was interested in the relationship between what the military said about counter insurgency, and what was really happening on the ground,” he says. It’s a complex subject, and a particular challenge for...

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