Images: Mutual respect [Image 6 of 8]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
Col. Edward Bohnemann, commander, 172nd Infantry Brigade, greets Afghan Local Police at a new checkpoint in the village of Marzak. Marzak has historically been a stronghold for the insurgency over the past decade until the Afghan and U.S forces took advantage of the winter months to establish a local police force and secure the village from foreign fighters who transit the area during the fighting season.