In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldier Abdul Basir, 22, poses for a picture at the Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan wearing his unit's single helmet. Basir joined the Afghan National Army in early 2012, only recently finishing his training which he said constituted learning to fight while on the run, to fire weapons, how to use silence and stealth to his advantage. He says he bears no ill will toward the Taliban. "They are human beings and Afghans but if they shoot at me I have to defend myself." He says there are Taliban in his northern province of Kunduz but none in his village, where most support the government. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)