DASTE ARCHE, NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 24: U.S. Army Special Forces soldier nicknamed "Cowboy" (C) stands guard with Afghan Military Force (AMF) soldiers during an operation August 24, 2002 in the village of Daste Arche in Northern Afghanistan. U.S. Special Forces have recently begun to step up their presence in Northern Afghanistan to more aggressively pursue possible al Qaeda and Taliban fugitives they believe to be operating in the region. (Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images)