Picture of the Week

Under Watch BY North Korea


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A North Korean soldier watches as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter tours the Military Armistice Commission building in Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, July 26, 2012. With his stop in South Korea, Carter concluded a 10-day Asia-Pacific trip during which he also met with partners in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Thailand and India. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Rope Exit

U.S., Australian and Canadian sailors fast rope out of a U.S. Navy MH-60S Nighthawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 during Rim of the Pacific 2012, an international maritime exercise, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, July 16, 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 people are participating in the exercise in and around Hawaii. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth

No Better Friend...

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Greg Lins greets a local Afghan boy inside a qalat of a girls' school in the village of Mangas in Afghanistan's Khowst province, July 7, 2012. Lins, a platoon leader, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 377th Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Epperson

Making the Call...

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U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Nicholas Prieto, center, talks with U.S. Army Spc. Jonathan Myers, right, and U.S. Army Pfc. Blaze Glocar, left, as they call in air support during a firefight with insurgents in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, June 30, 2012. Prieto, a platoon leader, Myers, a forward observer, and Glocar, a radioman, are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod