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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Capt. Mark Moretti, commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, sits hand-in-hand with Shamshir Khan, one of the most senior Korengal Valley elders, April 13, at the Korengal Outpost in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Moretti, who has led the Soldiers of Baker Company at the KOP since 2009, welcomed Khan and the rest of the Korengali elders onto the KOP to provide them an orientation of all the buildings and equipment that would be left behind for the people of the valley to utilize. International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Security Forces completed the repositioning of forces out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy early April 14, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy.  Forces repositioned out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province today.  These deliberate moves began in March.

“This repositioning, in partnership with the Afghan National Security Forces, responds to the requirements of the new population-centric counterinsurgency strategy,” said Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Commander, ISAF Joint Command.
 


“The move does not prevent forces from rapidly responding, as necessary, to crises there in the Korengal and in other parts of the region, as well,” Rodriguez said.

“Repositioning forces from the Korengal valley to more populated areas will allow us to have greater flexibility,” said U.S. Army Col. Randy George, commander of Task Force Mountain Warrior.  “The area was once very operationally important, but appropriate to the new strategy, we are focusing our efforts on population centers.  We’re still able to conduct operations there, even without a base, like we do in other remote valleys.”

Coalition forces, in cooperation with their Afghan partners, continue to work with local leaders and local government officials to set the conditions for success in Afghanistan.

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, rig and prepare a humvee for air lift out of the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, April 9. International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan –U.S. Army Soldiers with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, link cables to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in order to conduct an air lift out of the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, April 9. International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers prepare a humvee for an air lift by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, April 9. International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A CH-47 Chinook helicopter carries cargo container from the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, April 9. International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment Commander and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, greet elders of the Korengal valley, April 10, prior to a shura to discuss the future of the area and the realignment of International Security Assistance Forces Soldiers out of the valley. ISAF continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment commander, and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, sit down with elders of the Korengal valley to discuss the future of the area and the realignment of International Security Assistance Forces Soldiers out of the valley, April 10. ISAF continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov, 55th Signal Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment Commander and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, sit down with elders of the Korengal valley to discuss the future of the area and the realignment of International Security Assistance Forces Soldiers out of the valley, April 10. ISAF continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Korengal Valley in Kunar Province early morning, April 14. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Korengal Outpost, established in 2006, can be seen from a mountain ridgeline in the Korengal valley April 10, 2010. International Security Assistance Forces continued their realignment with more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy, completing a repositioning out of the isolated Valley in Kunar Province early morning April 14, 2010. The Korengal Outpost and its structures were left intact and turned over to local Korengali’s for their use. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Victor Egorov, 55th Signal Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Capt. Mark Moretti, commander Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, speaks with and orients local elders and Afghan National Security Forces at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. Moretti, who has led the Soldiers of Baker Company at the KOP since 2009, completed the repositioning of his company out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas in accordance with the International Security Assistance Forces counterinsurgency strategy early April 14, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment commander, Shamshir Khan, senior Korengal Valley elder and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, walk with local elders, Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Force through the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. Pearl showed the Korengali elders the structures and equipment that would be left behind at the Korengal Outpost as ISAF and ANSF realigned forces out of the valley into more populated areas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment Commander, senior Korengal Valley elders and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, walk with local elders, Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Force through the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. Pearl showed the Korengali elders the structures and equipment that would be left behind at the Korengal Outpost as ISAF and ANSF realigned forces out of the valley into more populated areas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Capt. Mark Moretti, commander Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, speaks with and orients local elders and Afghan National Security Forces at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. Moretti, who has led the Soldiers of Baker Company at the KOP since 2009, completed the repositioning of his company out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas in accordance with the International Security Assistance Forces counterinsurgency strategy early April 14, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, speak with local elders and Afghan National Security Forces at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. The Soldiers welcomed the elders onto the outpost to show them the structures and equipment that would be left behind for them to use, as International Security Assistance Forces and ANSF repositioned forces out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, talk with local elders and Afghan National Security Forces at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. The Soldiers welcomed the elders onto the outpost to show them the structures and equipment that would be left behind for them to use, as International Security Assistance Forces and ANSF repositioned forces out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, speaks with a local elder at the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Security Forces completed the repositioning of forces out of the Korengal Valley into more populated areas in accordance with the ISAF counterinsurgency strategy early April 14, 2010. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian Pearl, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment Commander, senior Korengal Valley elders and Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Kohistani, 1st Commando Kandak commander, walk with local elders, Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Force through the Korengal Outpost in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, April 13. Pearl showed the Korengali elders the structures and equipment that would be left behind at the Korengal Outpost as ISAF and ANSF realigned forces out of the valley into more populated areas. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. David Jackson, 55th Signal Company)

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