29 imagesDeh Rawod, Afghanistan, 13-01-07. Officers of the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) have a meeting with local Afghan and Pakistani contractors for the bidding on several (re)construction projects in the area of Deh Rawod. They especially built a "PRT house" on the grounds of the armybase...Officieren van het Provinciaal Reconstructie Team (PRT) hebben een bijeenkomst met lokale aannemers voor de aanbesteding van verschillende bouwprojecten in de omgeving van Deh Rawod. army base, documentary photography, dutch army, freelance photographer, ISAF, magazine, militaire operatie, Militairy operation, Missie, NATO, Nederlandse leger, news, photofactory, photojournalism, PRT, reportage, Taliban, uruzgan, war on terror, war on terrorism, room, house, office, meeting, Afghan, men, man, officers, officer, military, traditional, leaders, tribe, elderly, constructors, turban, turbans, clothes, discussion, negotiations, talking, development, aid, reconstruction, mission, Afghanistan, Uruzgan, Asia,
84 imagesThe Dutch army has been in the southern Afghan province Uruzgan since mid 2006. The initial idea was to focus on reconstruction of the province, and win the "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people. The province turned out to be a hotbed for Taliban support so the mission that started so peacefully, turned into a fighting mission. Political tension on how to continue this mission has been rising in the Netherlands since the first bodybags started coming home.