Michael Yon in Afghanistan:
If we're going to win this war, we will have to win over the rural Afghans. One compound at a time. An old friend of mine has an airplane in Afghanistan, and I've hitched a few rides with him. On one trip, I took aerial photos of compounds in Helmand Province, between Camp Bastion and Lashkar Gah. Compounds vary in different regions, but many families and extended families live within compound walls. [Here are a series of photos documenting] large compounds in the seeming middle of nowhere.
Compounds (Michael Yon, thanks Wayne de Geere)