Thar she blows!


U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to Charlie Troop, 4th Battalion, 14th Cavalry, 2nd Platoon from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, detonate caves that could be used for weapons caches outside Rawah, Iraq, Sept. 27, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

For more pics of the operation, check out the Defend America photo essay.


  1. Am I the only one who thinks blowing up empty caves is a bit sad? They could be fun to explore, or they might be host to some kind of life form. They could even be used to form some kind of a dwelling (although it doesn’t look like a very fun place to live). I guess it just goes to show that terrorists ruin everyone’s fun.