A Year At War
October 21, 2010 3:43 PM Subscribe
A Year at War:
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One Battalion's Wrenching Deployment to Afghanistan
: "Some 30,000 American soldiers are taking part in the Afghanistan surge. Here are the stories of the men and women of First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division" out of Fort Drum, NY., based in Kunduz Province
, Afghanistan. Over the next year, The New York Times will follow their journey, chronicling the battalion’s part in the surge in northern Afghanistan and the impact of war on individual soldiers and their families back home. (First link is an interactive feature containing images and autoplaying video, and requires flash. Second link is a standard-style article.)
The interface is broken into three parts:
Going to War
: Videos of the battalion's training, deployment and progress reports.
: Profiles of the soldiers they are tracking -- currently there are 8 profiles. Below each soldier's photo is a link to their updates.
: Reader submitted stories, mostly from American soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan.
Single page version
of the second linked article.
Related: In Mission With Afghan Police, Issues of Trust
. Associated video
Kunduz Province was in the news last Friday, when a "massive" bomb exploded in a mosque, killing at least 15 people and wounding 20
. Among those killed was a provincial governor who had survived a series of assassination attempts.