The tactics in 2009 changed from “Death before Dismount” to “Dismount or risk Death”. This picture shows exactly that.
A U.S. Army soldier from Apache troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division signals the location of a rally point to the soldiers behind him while on patrol in Naray, Afghanistan, on Jan. 4, 2010. DoD photo by Sgt. Jennifer Cohen, U.S. Army.