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Phillips, the mortar platoon sergeant for Chosen Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, was asleep high up in the mountains at Ranch House Outpost, approximately 7,000 feet above sea level in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Nuristan ...

But while Junger briefly revisits such dramatic episodes as the August 2007 Ranch House incident, in which Taliban forces came perilously close to penetrating one of the platoon's key firebases, he's less interested in immersing viewers in direct combat this time around than in examining its complex ...
A U.S. Blackhawk helicopter lands at the Ranch House, a small American outpost deep in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. There were no decent roads and all medevacs, re-supply and transport were ... WAIGUL VALLEY, NURISTAN. AFGHANISTAN. 2007. Peter van Agtmael / Red Hook Editions ...
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The members of the intelligence team led by Lockner didn't know much about Nuristan, as U.S. forces had generally been focusing their efforts on Kunar Province, which had become a haven for Taliban insurgents and foreign fighters sneaking in from Pakistan to oppose the American “infidels.” During one ...
On Wednesday night, Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael received the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, joining a legion of photojournalists that includes James Nachtwey, Paolo Pellegrin and Brenda Ann Kenneally.
Wanat lies high in the Hindu Kush at the southern edge of Nuristan Province, in Afghanistan's rugged Northeast. Jagged mountains .... “This is a Ranch House-style attack,” he said, referring to the worst single COP assault his men had experienced, a year earlier, at an outpost by that name farther north. No one at Wanat ...
15, 2008 in Vicenza, Italy, for his actions at Ranch House in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan Aug. ... and enemy forces were trying to overrun the platoon-size element stationed at the Ranch House, a rudimentary outpost built on a mountain side 7,000 feet above sea level in Nuristan province, Afghanistan.
Ranch House, everyone is thinking, but no one says it. Ranch House was an American firebase in Nuristan that nearly got overrun last spring. Before it was finished, the Americans were throwing hand grenades out the bunker door and calling for aircraft to strafe their own base. They survived, but barely: 11 out of the 20 ...


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