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HANS NICHOLS HAS MORE. WAY. HANS NICHOLS HAS MORE.>>Reporter: THE HANS NICHOLS HAS MORE.>>Reporter: THE MISSION STARTS BEFORE>>Reporter: THE MISSION STARTS BEFORE DAWN. MISSION STARTS BEFORE DAWN. LIEUTENANT ROBBED ED BYBICKLER DAWN. LIEUTENANT ROBBED ED BYBICKLER AND HIS TEAM TRYING TO LIEUTENANT ROBBED ED BYBICKLER AND HIS TEAM TRYING TO KEEP SAFE. AND HIS TEAM TRYING TO KEEP SAFE.>>THERE WAS A LOUD KEEP SAFE.>>THERE WAS A LOUD MUFFLED SOUND OF A>>THERE WAS A LOUD MUFFLED SOUND OF A BLAST. MUFFLED SOUND OF A BLAST. AND EVERYTHING WAS BLAST. AND EVERYTHING WAS JUST LIKE PITCH DARK. AND EVERYTHING WAS JUST LIKE PITCH DARK.>>Reporter: JUST LIKE PITCH DARK.>>Reporter: SPECIALIST ZANE BRANT>>Reporter: SPECIALIST ZANE BRANT SAYS HES THANKFUL TO SPECIALIST ZANE BRANT SAYS HES THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE ON HIS FIRST SAYS HES THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE ON HIS FIRST THANKSGIVING OUTSIDE BE ALIVE ON HIS FIRST THANKSGIVING OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. THANKSGIVING OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. TODAY, HE REENLISTED. OF THE U.S. TODAY, HE REENLISTED. A REMINDER THAT EVEN TODAY, HE REENLISTED. A REMINDER THAT EVEN ON HOLIDAYS, TROOPS A REMINDER THAT EVEN ON HOLIDAYS, TROOPS HERE ARE ON GUARD. ON HOLIDAYS, TROOPS HERE ARE ON GUARD.>>WE DONT HAVE ANY HERE ARE ON GUARD.>>WE DONT HAVE ANY PINPOINT LOCATIONS.>>WE DONT HAVE ANY PINPOINT LOCATIONS. BUT THEY COULD BE IN PINPOINT LOCATIONS. BUT THEY COULD BE IN ANY ONE OF THESE BUT THEY COULD BE IN ANY ONE OF THESE HOUSES. ANY ONE OF THESE HOUSES.>>Reporter: HES HOUSES.>>Reporter: HES REFERRING TO THE>>Reporter: HES REFERRING TO THE TALIBAN. REFERRING TO THE TALIBAN. THEYRE FIRING MORTARS TALIBAN. THEYRE FIRING MORTARS FIVE MILES AWAY. THEYRE FIRING MORTARS FIVE MILES AWAY. THE GOAL IS FIVE MILES AWAY. THE GOAL IS DETERRENCE. THE GOAL IS DETERRENCE. YOU HAVE TALIBAN DETERRENCE. YOU HAVE TALIBAN POSITIONS JUST UP YOU HAVE TALIBAN POSITIONS JUST UP THERE. POSITIONS JUST UP THERE. THE ROADS AND VILLAGES THERE. THE ROADS AND VILLAGES ARE TOO RISKY FOR THE ROADS AND VILLAGES ARE TOO RISKY FOR CONVOYS ARE TOO RISKY FOR CONVOYS CONVOYS. CONVOYS CONVOYS. SO CHOPPERS DELIVERED CONVOYS. SO CHOPPERS DELIVERED THANKSGIVING MEALS. SO CHOPPERS DELIVERED THANKSGIVING MEALS. BACK IN KANDAHAR, THE THANKSGIVING MEALS. BACK IN KANDAHAR, THE COMMANDER, JOHN BACK IN KANDAHAR, THE COMMANDER, JOHN NICHOLSON, DISHES UP COMMANDER, JOHN NICHOLSON, DISHES UP DINNER. NICHOLSON, DISHES UP DINNER. HE TELLS NBC NEWS THE DINNER. HE TELLS NBC NEWS THE WAR IS STILL A HE TELLS NBC NEWS THE WAR IS STILL A STALEMATE BUT WILL WAR IS STILL A STALEMATE BUT WILL TURN AGAINST THE STALEMATE BUT WILL TURN AGAINST THE TALIBAN IN A FEW TURN AGAINST THE TALIBAN IN A FEW MONTHS. TALIBAN IN A FEW MONTHS.>>THE NEW AUTHORITIES MONTHS.>>THE NEW AUTHORITIES IVE BEEN GIVEN ALLOW>>THE NEW AUTHORITIES IVE BEEN GIVEN ALLOW ME TO GO AFTER THE IVE BEEN GIVEN ALLOW ME TO GO AFTER THE ENEMY IN NEW WAYS. ME TO GO AFTER THE ENEMY IN NEW WAYS. SO PREVIOUSLY, I COULD ENEMY IN NEW WAYS. SO PREVIOUSLY, I COULD USE AIR POWER AND SO PREVIOUSLY, I COULD USE AIR POWER AND CLOSE SUPPORT OF USE AIR POWER AND CLOSE SUPPORT OF AFGHAN FORCES. CLOSE SUPPORT OF AFGHAN FORCES. NOW, IN WORKING WITH AFGHAN FORCES. NOW, IN WORKING WITH THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, NOW, IN WORKING WITH THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, AND COMPLEMENTARY THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, AND COMPLEMENTARY ACTIONS, WE CAN GO AND COMPLEMENTARY ACTIONS, WE CAN GO AFTER ALL OF THE ACTIONS, WE CAN GO AFTER ALL OF THE FACETS OF THE ENEMY AFTER ALL OF THE FACETS OF THE ENEMY OPERATION. FACETS OF THE ENEMY OPERATION.>>Reporter: FOR SOME OPERATION.>>Reporter: FOR SOME SOLDIERS, THAT COULD>>Reporter: FOR SOME SOLDIERS, THAT COULD MEAN EVEN MORE SOLDIERS, THAT COULD MEAN EVEN MORE DEPLOYMENTS.

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