U.S. Troops 14/47

Second Lt. James Brown of Binger, Okla., conducts a shura with elders in the Saygal Valley during clearance operation Brass Monkey, Sept. 15. The operation marked the first time in eight years a sizable coalition force had ventured deep into the Afghan valley‚ considered a Taliban haven. PHOTO: Spc. Tanangachi Mfuni. 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment