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Fishing in Fatigues: The Texas Guard in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers are taking on the Taliban off the battlefield as well. Members of the Texas National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team — or ADT — are trying to win the trust of Afghan civilians by helping them build a sustainable agricultural economy.

The ADT assists on agricultural development projects in Ghazni such as this warehouse. Here the contractor and a supervisor wait while the ADT does the final inspection. ADT security soldiers stand guard at the rear.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Afghanistan this week… talking strategy with Afghan president Hamid Karzai.  NATO is preparing a major offensive on the Taliban-riddled city of Kandahar as early as this summer. 

U.S. soldiers are taking on the Taliban off the battlefield as well.  Members of the Texas National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team — or ADT — are trying to win the trust of Afghan civilians by helping them build a sustainable agricultural economy. 

KUT Radio's series from Afghanistan continues with Douglas Wissing’s report on the team’s efforts to help Afghans build a fishing industry.

 

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