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Captain William D. Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.

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Lance Cpl. Galen Murphy-Fahlgren, a 22-year-old anti-tank missileman with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and a native of Canton, Mich., hands candy to a group of Afghan children during a partnered security patrol with Afghan Border Police here, Jan. 30. The ABP is younger and significantly smaller than the Afghan National Army and police forces, but its mission is vital as Afghan forces prepare to assume lead security responsibility in…

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The Week in Pictures

Wagah, Pakistan — Pakistani Rangers (in black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (in brown) perform a "flag off" ceremony on the Pakistan-India border

Iranian Security Forces Kill ISIS Ringleader near Country’s Border - http://www.therussophile.org/iranian-security-forces-kill-isis-ringleader-near-countrys-border.html/

DIG of Border Security Force (BSF) and six other forces personnel were injured after a blast at the site of an encounter in Ramgarh

DIG of Border Security Force (BSF) and six other forces personnel were injured after a blast at the site of an encounter in Ramgarh

DIG of Border Security Force (BSF) and six other forces personnel were injured after a blast at the site of an encounter in Ramgarh