Nari District

Afghanistan security forces arrive at the entrance gate of a foreign logistics company in Kabul on July 2, 2013, after a suicide attack. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan Security Forces Facing First Summer Fighting Without US Ground, Air Support

This former American military base in northeastern Afghanistan was a critical launching pad during the troop surge to fight Taliban militants, but the pace of fighting in this key border area remains high even after the Afghan military has taken over.