Members of1st Platoon, Chosen Company, 3-509 Infantry Airborne and Afghan Uniformed Police do a night patrol on one of the main suspected smuggling routes in northern Paktiya province. On December of 2011 members of 1st Platoon, Chosen Company, 3-509 Infantry Airborne out of Fort Richardson Alaska took over combat outpost Herrera in the Paktiya province of eastern Afghanistan. This combat outpost lies in the Jaji district of Paktiya and is expected to be one of the most volatile areas of 2012... more »
Javier Manzano is an award-winning Mexican American filmmaker, director of photography and journalist best known for his coverage of Latin America and the Middle East. He has worked in over 40 countries around the world, earning him several honors including an Emmy award, two BAFTA nominations, a Pulitzer prize, the Bayeux-Calvados Normandy award for war correspondents and two World Press Photo awards among others.