It’s been over a decade since the War on Terrorism first began and during that time, war-fighting has changed tremendously from allowing women to fight closer to the front lines to training up the Afghan National Army to defend themselves against terrorist networks, like the Taliban.
Over the past month, Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which includes the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, has been undergoing rigorous training at Fort Polk, Louisiana in preparation to their upcoming 9-month rotation to Afghanistan.
The training the soldiers have received is all encompassing and would not be as authentic as possible, if it wasn’t for Afghans willing to teach soldiers.
Afghan interpreter, Hazmat Kahn says it is important to him to teach coalition forces how to interact with tribal leaders.
Kahn says after coalition forces have built relationships with tribal leaders, the task in improving Afghanistan and ridding the area of terrorists will be a lot easier.