Members of the US Army 1-6 Field Artillary Unit and the 2nd Squad 1st Platoon 527 MP Company rest while searching for caves where insurgents are thought to hide weapons on February 17, 2009 in the village of Baba Kala, eastern Afghanistan. As the security situation continues to challenge coalition forces, President Obama is considering his options on future troop deployments to Afghanistan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

--Michael Crowley