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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 …

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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