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Try, Try Again: The Texas Guard in Afghanistan

Farmer-soldiers from the Texas National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, working in Afghanistan, find out that what looks good in satellite imagery doesn’t always work out on the ground.

Almost 80% of the Afghan population is engaged in agriculture, most of it subsistence-level. Here an Afghan farm village sit…

A group of Texas soldiers is fighting on a different front in Afghanistan. Farmer-soldiers from the Texas National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, are helping farmers and herdsmen in insurgency-plagued eastern Afghanistan.

In the third of KUT Radio's four-part series on the Texas ADT, Douglas Wissing has the story of the complicated nature of the team’s work in Afghanistan — and how what looks good in satellite imagery doesn’t always work out on the ground.

 

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