Assignment: 10 years in Afghanistan
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Created September 14, 2011 by
October 7 will mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan, a conflict that has drawn passionate praise and criticism since its beginning.
The war began in response to the 9/11 attacks in 2001 with the goal of ending al Qaeda terrorist activity.
We want to hear from U.S. troops, contractors and Afghans about how the war changed your life during the past 10 years. If you’re a service member, what inspired you to join? What were your most memorable experiences in Afghanistan? Did you complete more than one tour, and if so, why did you continue to fight? And if you’re an Afghan citizen, how has the conflict affected your family and community? What’s different, and what’s remained the same?
Share your photos from the war in Afghanistan and tell us your stories from the past 10 years, or put yourself on video and tell us how life has changed.
NEW! This assignment has closed and is no longer accepting submissions. We featured 10 iReporters' stories from Afghanistan in this piece for CNN. It was the top story on CNN.com on October 5.