National Public Radio is embedded in Afghanistan with troops from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The first piece talked about the constant threat of roadside bombs the troops face. The most recent piece is about an operation to recover a bombed-out Stryker.
Some of the guys talked frankly about the desire to go home:
Higden, a 21-year-old soldier from North Carolina, says military service is a family tradition. But with the repeated bomb attacks, he regrets even joining the Army. He just wants to go home.
“I think you just take all of us out and let them run