February 27th, 2012

In our series Notes from the Field, senior correspondent Mark Schapiro speaks by Skype with journalist Mimi Wells on assignment for CIR in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. In this video, Mimi discusses how in Ghaziabad, outside the perimeter of an American base, Lt. Col. Dan Wilson tries to build relationships with Afghans amid violent clashes with insurgents. Watch earlier videos here.

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