Skip to comments.Afghanistan, January 2011 (collection of photos)
Posted on 09/28/2011 4:47:58 AM PDT by nuconvert
Traditionally, fighting slows in the middle of Afghan winters as opposing sides dig in to establish gains already made or make plans to retake losses. This winter, coalition troops are working to solidify positions in former Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan, holding ground and working with locals.
Meanwhile the Taliban continues its campaign of sporadic attacks, and steps up efforts to create a sort of shadow government in parts of eastern Afghanistan. Though conflicts were light last month, 32 coalition troops still lost their lives
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(warning: some photos may cause blurry vision)
As a Blue Star-er, I can’t look.
Why do I get redirected?
Agreed. Even in the best case scenario we would create another Pakistan. At worst, we leave and everything goes back to the way it was.
My condolences & gratitude to your son & family.
I don’t know. I just tried it & it worked for me.
I agree. There is no winning when the Afghan government doesn't even allow freedom of religion.
Nobody has for at least the last thousand years. I seriously doubt now is going to be any different.
it’s the “graveyard of empires” for a reason.
I lost two friends that day: Major John Macroglou and Capt. Bill WInter. Likely there were other Marines who were murdered that Sunday morning with whom I had served but did not know as well. I will never forget. Semper Fi, Rest in Peace.
Capt. J. Barr USMC
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