US Army Special Forces operators practice their skills with the Fast Rope.
Afghanistan: The Other War Pt 1
Nightline In Afghanistan: "The Other War" -- Dramatic footage shot by journalists embedded with the 2nd Platoon of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team shows American troops being set up for fatal ambushes after meeting with village elders - elders who are often suspected of tipping off Taliban fighters to their whereabouts. While the soldiers struggle to win the "hearts and minds" of these villagers, Taliban and al Qaeda fighters have women and children sit on the roofs of buildings so the soldiers can't return fire. The video was shot by Vanity Fair contributing editor Sebastian Junger and Vanity Fair photographer Tim Hetherington on assignment for Vanity Fair and ABC News. Brian Ross reports."