U.S. Soldiers Provide Security Around Kandahar Airfield

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Wes Wilhite Milwaukee, Wisconsin and MAJ John Horning from Houston,... News PhotoAfghanistan,Awards Ceremony,Conflict,Crime,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Houston - Texas,Justice - Concept,Kandahar,Law,Military,Milwaukee - Wisconsin,Politics,War,War in Afghanistan: 2001-presentPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesKANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 07: MAJ Wes Wilhite (L) Milwaukee, Wisconsin and MAJ John Horning from Houston, Texas with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment participate in an awards ceremony on March 7, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. During the ceremony 84 soldiers with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regimen received combat action awards for personally taking enemy fire during their tours in Afghanistan. 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)