The New Yorker covers: March 12, 1966
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For five years American soldiers manned a series of outposts in the most godforsaken part of Afghanistan. Near the border of Pakistan the tactical object was to interdict Taliban fighters and supplies crossing the border. Forty two American died in a tiny place where Junger spent part of a year living with the American troops in small outposts under siege. This is the story of those men.