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US soldiers stand guard in Alingar district of Laghman province on... News PhotoAfghanistan,Army Soldier,Conflict,District,Guarding,Horizontal,USAPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS soldiers stand guard in Alingar district of Laghman province on April 16, 2013. Afghan forces are gradually taking over security responsibility as US-led international forces gradually scale down. There are widespread fears that they will be unable to face down the Taliban and that the country could tip into greater instability. AFP PHOTO / Waseem Nikzad (Photo credit should read WASEEM NIKZAD/AFP/Getty Images)