508th PIR Rocks

U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment search a mountain for Taliban members and weapons caches in Waghez, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2007. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus J. Quarterman, U.S. Army.

Hard to believe Taliban fighters could find any cover or concealment in this open terrain.


  1. It’s actually very very far from open terrain. Pretty much the shittiest place in the world to try to hunt someone. Cpl PL Cdn Forces Army Infantry

  2. Looks to me like those guys are getting their rocks off. OOPs! Meant: It looks like those guys are getting off their rocks!

  3. :TL: I was kidding about ‘open terrain’. That’s got to suck. GL: I was also thinking Maine. When hiking in Maine and we come on terrain like this, we’re all ‘Wow! This is going to be GREAT!’ I’m betting the troops have slightly different opinions.

  4. MO, Oh I’d bank on that, too. Especially after the 15th, 16th time they’ve had to search the same grid. Next time you’re on your way to ME, stop off and peep the glacial potholes in Shelburne Falls, MA. Don’t go to heroic measures to get there, but if you happen to be on the Mohawk Trail or within, say, 15 miles of the place, it’s kinda neat for 20 minutes. Ditto Mt Greylock.