U.S. Soldiers Provide Security Around Kandahar Airfield


Soldiers with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment turn in their Stryker... News PhotoAfghanistan,Airport,Army Soldier,Bestof,Bestpix,Built Structure,Conflict,Crime,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Kandahar,Kandahar Airport,Law,Military,Mode of Transport,Politics,Stryker Brigade Combat Team,Topics,Topix,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesKANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 08: Soldiers with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment turn in their Stryker vehicles to the Redistribution Property Accountability Team (RPAT) facility at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on March 8, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The RPAT facility is responsible for shipping military equipment back to the United States after it has been damaged or is no longer needed in Afghanistan. The facility also redistributes equipment within the country if its needed by another unit. All remaining U.S. Army Strykers are expected to be shipped out of Afghanistan and back to the United States by the beginning of May 2014. President Obama recently ordered the Pentagon to begin contingency planning for a 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)