In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldier Noor Alam, 25, poses for a picture at the Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan wearing his unit's single helmet. Alam ... more 
In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldier Noor Alam, 25, poses for a picture at the Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan wearing his unit's single helmet. Alam is from Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, where the vast majority are ethnic Pashtuns, the same as most Taliban. He recalls scary encounters with the Taliban in his four years in the army, but none as frightening as the one with U.S. Special Forces who he says mistook his base for a Taliban hide-out. "Their weapons were so strong. I have had bad experiences with the Taliban but this was the most frightening for me," he said. "Maybe they apologized to higher-ups, but no one apologized to us." He says he longs for "peace with all Afghans, living together. We shouldn't fight each other." (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Anja Niedringhaus
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