Soldiers Sort Through Equipment To Be Disposed Of As Afghanistan Drawdown Continues

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Soldiers help to fill a pallet with excess electrical connectors left... News PhotoAfghanistan,Army Soldier,Assistance,Conflict,Electricity,Excess,Filling,Gardez,Horizontal,Leaving,Metal Clip,Military,Pallet,Politics,USA,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesGARDEZ, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 22: Soldiers help to fill a pallet with excess electrical connectors left by a departing unit as the U.S. continues draws down manpower in the 13-year-old war on March 22, 2014 near Gardez, Afghanistan. The connectors are slated to be sold for scrap. In the past year the U.S. Military has been reducing troops and equipment in Afghanistan as it transitions from a role of combatants, fighting alongside Afghan soldiers, to assisting the Afghan National Security Forces in an advisory role. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to develop a contingency plan for a complete pullout from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai or his successor refuses to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)