September 2, 2014
From Afghanistan: The Long Withdrawal, one of 38 photos. Here, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles wait in a staging area for onward movement at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia. The joint team of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Central Command’s Deployment Distribution Operations Center is playing a major role in moving the more than 50,000 coalition military vehicles in Afghanistan that will need to be recovered or pre-positioned in contingency stocks abroad. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. George Thompson)

From Afghanistan: The Long Withdrawal, one of 38 photos. Here, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles wait in a staging area for onward movement at an undisclosed base in Southwest Asia. The joint team of Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Central Command’s Deployment Distribution Operations Center is playing a major role in moving the more than 50,000 coalition military vehicles in Afghanistan that will need to be recovered or pre-positioned in contingency stocks abroad. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. George Thompson)

August 4, 2014
From The Soviet War in Afghanistan, 1979 - 1989, one of 41 photos. A low-flying Afghan helicopter gunship in snow-capped valley along Salang highway provides cover for a Soviet Convoy sending food and fuel to Kabul. Afghanistan, on January 30, 1989. The convoy was attacked by Mujahideen guerrillas with rockets further up the highway, with Afghan government troops returning fire with artillery. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

From The Soviet War in Afghanistan, 1979 - 1989, one of 41 photos. A low-flying Afghan helicopter gunship in snow-capped valley along Salang highway provides cover for a Soviet Convoy sending food and fuel to Kabul. Afghanistan, on January 30, 1989. The convoy was attacked by Mujahideen guerrillas with rockets further up the highway, with Afghan government troops returning fire with artillery. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

July 2, 2014
From The Final Trip Home of Pfc. Aaron Toppen, one of 33 photos. Jack Winter holds a picture of his nephew Aaron Toppen as family and friends gather to grieve at Toppen’s mother’s home on June 10, 2014 in Mokena, Illinois. Soldiers arrived at the home the night before to inform Pam Toppen that her 19-year-old son Aaron was one of five U.S and one Afghan soldiers killed in what is believed to be a friendly-fire incident during a firefight in Zabul Province. Afghanistan, on June 9, 2014. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

From The Final Trip Home of Pfc. Aaron Toppen, one of 33 photos. Jack Winter holds a picture of his nephew Aaron Toppen as family and friends gather to grieve at Toppen’s mother’s home on June 10, 2014 in Mokena, Illinois. Soldiers arrived at the home the night before to inform Pam Toppen that her 19-year-old son Aaron was one of five U.S and one Afghan soldiers killed in what is believed to be a friendly-fire incident during a firefight in Zabul Province. Afghanistan, on June 9, 2014. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

June 3, 2014
From Afghanistan: Dogs of War, one of 40 photos. Ricky, an explosive detector dog, with Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on January 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

From Afghanistan: Dogs of War, one of 40 photos. Ricky, an explosive detector dog, with Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on January 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

May 5, 2014
From Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village, one of 22 photos. An aerial view shows the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

From Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village, one of 22 photos. An aerial view shows the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

April 30, 2014
From Afghanistan: April 2014, one of 40 photos. Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to participate in a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 30, 2014. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk after President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a security agreement to keep a small U.S. force of trainers in the country after the NATO-led coalition ends its mission and withdraws at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

From Afghanistan: April 2014, one of 40 photos. Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to participate in a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 30, 2014. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk after President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a security agreement to keep a small U.S. force of trainers in the country after the NATO-led coalition ends its mission and withdraws at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

April 4, 2014
From Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan, one of 30 photos. Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus stands next to photographs from Iraq, left, and Afghanistan, right, during a press preview of her exhibition “Anja Niedringhaus At War” at the Gallery C/O in Berlin on September 9, 2011. Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan policeman today, while covering the upcoming national election in Afghanistan. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

From Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus Killed in Afghanistan, one of 30 photos. Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus stands next to photographs from Iraq, left, and Afghanistan, right, during a press preview of her exhibition “Anja Niedringhaus At War” at the Gallery C/O in Berlin on September 9, 2011. Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan policeman today, while covering the upcoming national election in Afghanistan. (Photo/Markus Schreiber)

March 31, 2014
From The Modern Face of Kabul, one of 26 photos. Mahmoud Hejran (2nd from left) and Zabih Hosseini (center), members of the Afghan band Tanin, play the guitar and sing as they travel back to their music studio after performing on a live TV program in Kabul on March 4, 2014. Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, and several recent militant attacks, the country’s capital Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene of musicians, artists, athletes and activists. Shopping malls and cafes stand in the city, which is nonetheless beset by infrastructure problems and instability. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)

From The Modern Face of Kabul, one of 26 photos. Mahmoud Hejran (2nd from left) and Zabih Hosseini (center), members of the Afghan band Tanin, play the guitar and sing as they travel back to their music studio after performing on a live TV program in Kabul on March 4, 2014. Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan, and several recent militant attacks, the country’s capital Kabul is home to a vibrant youth scene of musicians, artists, athletes and activists. Shopping malls and cafes stand in the city, which is nonetheless beset by infrastructure problems and instability. (Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl)

March 5, 2014
From The Jihad Museum: Afghanistan Remembers the Soviet Invasion, one of 17 photos. Museum assistant and former Soviet soldier, Sheikh Abdullah looks at a display in the Manzar-e Jahad, or Jihad Museum, which depicts the Soviet invasion of 1979 and the Afghan resistance, in Herat, on February 15, 2014. Sheikh Abdullah, who was a Soviet intelligence officer by the name of Khakimov Bakhrodin, was captured after being injured in battle with the Mujahideen. Abdullah stayed with his captors, converted to Islam and was renamed Abdullah. He never returned to his former homeland and now works at the Jihad Museum. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

From The Jihad Museum: Afghanistan Remembers the Soviet Invasion, one of 17 photos. Museum assistant and former Soviet soldier, Sheikh Abdullah looks at a display in the Manzar-e Jahad, or Jihad Museum, which depicts the Soviet invasion of 1979 and the Afghan resistance, in Herat, on February 15, 2014. Sheikh Abdullah, who was a Soviet intelligence officer by the name of Khakimov Bakhrodin, was captured after being injured in battle with the Mujahideen. Abdullah stayed with his captors, converted to Islam and was renamed Abdullah. He never returned to his former homeland and now works at the Jihad Museum. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

February 3, 2014
From Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, one of 30 photos. In this Saturday, January 25, 2014 photo, Afghan refugee girl, Nazmina Bibi, 7, poses for a picture, while playing with other children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

From Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, one of 30 photos. In this Saturday, January 25, 2014 photo, Afghan refugee girl, Nazmina Bibi, 7, poses for a picture, while playing with other children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

January 6, 2014
From Afghanistan: December 2013, one of 38 photos. An Afghan worker inspects hundreds of shipping containers received by U.S. and NATO troops at a storage yard in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, on October 28, 2013. These containers are often used to transport tons of scrap bought by Afghans from the departing U.S. military. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

From Afghanistan: December 2013, one of 38 photos. An Afghan worker inspects hundreds of shipping containers received by U.S. and NATO troops at a storage yard in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, on October 28, 2013. These containers are often used to transport tons of scrap bought by Afghans from the departing U.S. military. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

November 26, 2013
From After Afghanistan: Learning to Walk Again, one of 25 photos. Sgt. Matt Krumwiede of the U.S. Army takes a phone call as his hand is massaged by his mother Pam Krumwiede, after being admitted for an infection at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on November 4, 2013. On June 12, 2012, Krumwiede was on patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED, which tore away both his legs, damaged his left arm, and ripped open his abdominal cavity. The 22-year-old has since undergone around 40 surgeries and is learning to walk with prosthetic legs. He is keen to re-join the infantry as soon as his injuries allow. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

From After Afghanistan: Learning to Walk Again, one of 25 photos. Sgt. Matt Krumwiede of the U.S. Army takes a phone call as his hand is massaged by his mother Pam Krumwiede, after being admitted for an infection at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on November 4, 2013. On June 12, 2012, Krumwiede was on patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED, which tore away both his legs, damaged his left arm, and ripped open his abdominal cavity. The 22-year-old has since undergone around 40 surgeries and is learning to walk with prosthetic legs. He is keen to re-join the infantry as soon as his injuries allow. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

November 4, 2013
From Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus, one of 40 photos. Here, a German soldier sits next to candles lit to celebrate his 34th birthday, during a long term patrol in Yaftal e Sofla, in the mountainous region of Feyzabad, east of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on September 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

From Afghanistan: Seen Through the Lens of Anja Niedringhaus, one of 40 photos. Here, a German soldier sits next to candles lit to celebrate his 34th birthday, during a long term patrol in Yaftal e Sofla, in the mountainous region of Feyzabad, east of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on September 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

October 3, 2013
From Afghanistan: September 2013, one of 34 photos. Here, a man washes his horse in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 4, 2013. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

From Afghanistan: September 2013, one of 34 photos. Here, a man washes his horse in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 4, 2013. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

September 18, 2013
From A Replica of Afghanistan in the Mojave, one of 33 photos. Here, a computer operator watches screens displaying live interior and exterior images of the mock village before him during a training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, on February 20, 2013. (US Department of Defense/EJ Hersom)

From A Replica of Afghanistan in the Mojave, one of 33 photos. Here, a computer operator watches screens displaying live interior and exterior images of the mock village before him during a training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, on February 20, 2013. (US Department of Defense/EJ Hersom)