Prince Harry in Afghanistan: Prime Target?

British royal's announced deployment puts him on the Taliban's hit list.
3:00 | 09/08/12

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New worries this morning about prince harry in afghanistan. The last time he was deployed, you may remember, he was a big secret. This time, though, they've announced it beforehand. What's more, he's arriving at an especially dangerous time. And he's on a taliban hit list. How are they going to keep him safe? Muhammad lila is in kabul this morning. Reporter: Good morning, dan. You remember the last time the prince was here, his deployment was cut short when it was leaked on the internet. This time around, british officials have announced his visit. And that makes him a target. Right now, the prince is in helmand province, one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Among a huge upsurge of insider attacks, when afghan soldiers turn their weapons on coalition partners. Real worry is that somebody tries to infiltrate on the base. Someone appearing as a civilian worker on the base. Reporter: To protect against that, harry is staying at one of the most fortified bases in the country, with no contact with afghan soldiers. For four months, prince harry, or captain wales, as he's known, is giving up his lifestyle for this, an apache attack helicopter. He is right in the thick of it. He is doing the most important job of any helicopter pilot in the coalition can do in afghanistan. Reporter: That mission comes with serious risk. In the past month alone, four coalition helicopters have crashed, killing 15 foreign troops. The taliban claimed to have shot them all down. There's always a danger of being brought down. Reporter: But the prince is no stranger to life on the edge. His recent late-night romp in vegas, may have made him the people's prince. Following a rash of pictures online of soldiers, showing support and everything else. He's a soldier first, and a prince second. When he's a prince, he works in that, as we saw a few days ago at a charity event. But he's a soldier. He volunteered for the army. He volunteered to fly apache helicopters. Reporter: The prince will be serving alongside some of the very soldiers who gave him those cheeky salutes. He is expected to take to the air on his first mission some time in the next ten days.

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