Army Command Sgt. Maj. Heinze, the senior enlisted advisor for 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Train, Advise, Assist Command – East, provides overwatch of the rugged terrain from the open door of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on a trip to advise Afghan police leaders at the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center Jan. 6, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs)
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.