Line of Sight

The High Ground

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A Romanian solider prepares to test fire the weapons on a BTR at FOB Mescall in SW Zabul province – the tires on one side are in ditches, so it can fire downhill. The new base, which overlooks Highway One, has been used in past by others – notably Gen. Dostum – to secure the area. It is named after Maj. Brian Mescall, a U.S. Army officer who was killed this January by IED nearby.