Author Archives: Phil Peterson

In Pictures: Inside the Bridge

Phil Peterson, on assignment in with the US Army in Afghanistan, was inside the Joint Operation Center’s operation cell, aka “the Bridge,” at Bagram Air Field during the March 12 strike into Pakistan against the Haqqani Network. This slideshow looks at some of the people behind the operation.

Tension and tea along the Pakistani border

Phil Peterson, on assignment with the Embedded Transition Team for the Afghan National Army based out of Forward Operating Base Tillman, recounts a recent patrol along the Pakistani border and the team’s encounter with the Pakistani border guards. With the Taliban watching.