Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
US Army Pfc. Richard Mills, Security Forces rifleman attached to Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, secures his eyes and ears as Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a controlled detonation of a Taliban-planted Improvised Explosive Device found on a road in Shinkai, Afghanistan, Oct. 8, 2011. ANA soldiers detonated the IEDs after being trained by PRT Zabul on proper controlled detonation techniques. Private Mills is deployed from Charlie Company, 182nd Infantry Division, Massachusetts National Guard. (US Air Force photo/Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras)