Graham Smith http://publicradioeast.org en U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way? http://publicradioeast.org/post/us-pacifies-afghan-village-will-it-stay-way When my NPR colleague Tom Bowman and I visited the southern Afghan district of Arghandab in the fall of 2009, we headed out on patrol with the U.S. Stryker battalion. We soon found ourselves <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120314837">in the middle of a firefight.</a> A U.S. vehicle was blown up and two Americans were killed in an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120350672">attack that was all too common at the time.</a><p>Tom and I recently went back to Arghandab as part of a monthlong trip to Afghanistan. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Graham Smith 17477 at http://publicradioeast.org U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way?