On a mission with U.S. forces in Afghanistan

The U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry regiment recently kicked off a two-part mission in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan -- ferry a 114-truck resupply convoy from Jalalabad to Forward Operating Base Bostick and build two new outposts (as well as good will with the Afghans there). Mimi Wells, a fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting, embedded with the troops as they talked to residents and later engaged in a firefight on the resupply route.

The U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry regiment recently kicked off a two-part mission in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan -- ferry a 114-truck resupply convoy from Jalalabad to Forward Operating Base Bostick and build two new outposts (as well as good will with the Afghans there). Mimi Wells, a fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting, embedded with the troops as they talked to residents and later engaged in a firefight on the resupply route.