Northern Afghanistan, 1030 local time January, 2002.

The war is well underway and things are simple. The rules of engagement are that there mostly are no rules, and that’s ok by most.

Command has one purpose and it’s known to everyone in country. Kill as many terrorists as possible, extract our American pound of flesh for the twin towers, and wipe out the training camps in the process.

It’s been mostly mission accomplished up until now. Those that haven’t died for Allah fled to the east, into Pakistan. The few that stayed are hardened Taliban and AQ fighters, including the legendary and feared Taliban leader “Bardhar” who was rumored to have a strange killing fetish.