Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reporter in Afghanistan Details Morale and Views of Troops on the Ground

A war correspondent from the New York Daily News tours Special Forces camps in Afghanistan and reports back on the conduct of the war and the thoughts of the troops on the ground.  He asks the SF guys what they think of the new strategy.  They remind the reporter that SF has been doing this type of mission for decades (and in the early days of the Afghan War) - it just has taken "big Army" to relearn the COIN lessons that others never forgot.

"After spending nearly three weeks in Afghanistan traveling constantly between Kabul, Bagram Airfield, Kandahar Airfield and several remote U.S. bases, I've been pressed by friends and colleagues to explain the state of the nine-year war amid President Obama's surge to 100,000 American troops."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/09/05/2010-09-05_through_the_eyes_of_grunts_daily_news_reporter_relays_ontheground_wisdom_of_troo.html#ixzz0yevCFvlO

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