We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for September 15, 2010

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Maj. Beau Spafford (center) of Summerville, S.C., officer-in-charge, Civil Military Operations, 1-178th Field Artillery Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, meets with elders from the Hud Kheel village outside of Camp Phoenix to discuss election day security needs for the upcoming national elections in Afghanistan. Spafford leads a team that is responsible for executing the counterinsurgency mission in the Camp Phoenix area of operations. Photo via U.S. Army.

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