General Stanley A. McChrystal meets with U.S. and Afghan commanders at Forward Operating Base Delhi in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Peter van Agtmael documented General McChrystal and the challenges facing American forces in Afghanistan.
Van Agtmael’s series is included in the PDN Photo Annual 2010 online gallery.
|A portrait of General McChrystal.|
A hidden bomb explodes as Marines are on patrol. Had the bomber waited another few seconds, the patrol would have been right on top of the explosive. Instead, nobody was seriously hurt.
A canal offers a brief respite for Marines at a base in Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand Province.
After a firefight with Taliban fighters, Marines gather in the shelter of Combat Outpost Sharp.