U.S. soldiers with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pull security during a dismounted patrol Aug. 30 in Salar, Wardak province, Afghanistan. The unit was conducting operations along Highway One, which is one of the primary trade routes in Afghanistan and is targeted by extremists and criminals as a means of disrupting the populace and collecting money to fund terrorist activities.

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