Sheepdog stands guard.
An Afghan commando with the 3rd Company, 6th Special Operations Kandak, provides security in a school during the most complex commando clearing operation in Afghan history in Chalk district, Wardark province. During the operation approximately 47 insurgents were killed, enabling district and provincial governors to visit the region for the first time in three years.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cody A. Thompson, 23 OCT 2012.)