Soldiers from Charlie Company 2/87 burn down a Taliban Safe House discovered during Operation Catamount Fury, a battalion size mission taking place in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan on March 30, 2007 that is focused on limiting the movement of the Taliban within Paktika. U.S. Army photo by: SSG Justin Holley, 982 Combat Camera Company. (Released))
The War in Afghanistan followed the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. This is the longest war in United States history.