Friday photo: The night shift

NOGALES, AZ – JUNE 22: U.S. Army National Guardsman Pfc. Philip Moore, 28, rests during a ‘down time’ shift overlooking the border fence with Mexico on June 22, 2011 in Nogales, Arizona. The Pentagon recently extended the deployment of some 1,200 guardsmen who were deployed last year to assist with border security on the U.S.-Mexico ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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John Moore/Getty Images
John Moore/Getty Images

NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 22: U.S. Army National Guardsman Pfc. Philip Moore, 28, rests during a 'down time' shift overlooking the border fence with Mexico on June 22, 2011 in Nogales, Arizona. The Pentagon recently extended the deployment of some 1,200 guardsmen who were deployed last year to assist with border security on the U.S.-Mexico border until September 30. Soldiers at Early Identification Team (EIT) observation posts in Nogales work 24 hour shifts, each taking turns resting for 4 hours during the night.

NOGALES, AZ – JUNE 22: U.S. Army National Guardsman Pfc. Philip Moore, 28, rests during a ‘down time’ shift overlooking the border fence with Mexico on June 22, 2011 in Nogales, Arizona. The Pentagon recently extended the deployment of some 1,200 guardsmen who were deployed last year to assist with border security on the U.S.-Mexico border until September 30. Soldiers at Early Identification Team (EIT) observation posts in Nogales work 24 hour shifts, each taking turns resting for 4 hours during the night.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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