In mid summer , southern Helmand Province, my LAR platoon was conducting patrols in and around this little village called Waziribad. In a matter of a week, we found and destroyed something like 36 IEDs with no casualties. Just as we were packing it in to head back to our PB patrol base , my LAV started losing power and would barely move. Turns out the alternator had broken clean off of the engine, probably from hitting a hard bump or something. Luckily, my mechanic was a real Macgyver and he was able to jerry-rig it back in place with some zip ties and chord to limp it the 80km back to our PB.
Is peace with the Taliban possible?
Pak Taliban dump 15 naked bodies of Pak security men | Deccan Herald
The Pakistani Taliban today dumped the naked and bullet-riddled bodies of 15 paramilitary personnel kidnapped two weeks ago in the lawless tribal belt and vowed to take "harsh revenge" for operations against militants by the security forces. The bodies of the personnel from the paramilitary Frontier Constabulary were found in a field in Spin Tal area of North Waziristan Agency this morning, local residents said. All the bodies were naked and had bullet wounds, security officials told the media. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the brutal murders and spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said in a statement emailed to journalists that the security personnel were killed in retaliation for the detention of female family members of militants killed during an operation in Khyber Agency on December The kidnapped security personnel were killed after authorities turned a "deaf ear" to a warning from the Taliban to release the captured women, Ehsan claimed. Heavily armed Taliban fighters had kidnapped the 15 personnel when they launched a pre-dawn attack on the Frontier Constabulary's Mullazai Fort in Tank district, located near South Waziristan Agency, on December
Taliban fighters in makeup: Barbican to show rare pictures
The Taliban have dismissed Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan as a propaganda stunt and taunted that it could allow him to atone for the shame of appearing naked in photographs. A spokesman for the insurgent movement which British forces have been fighting in Helmand for six years claimed his deployment was an attempt to boost the flagging morale of war-weary soldiers. Prince Harry will soon begin missions against Taliban fighters after arriving in Afghanistan last week for a four month tour of duty as an Apache attack helicopter pilot. The year-old's role as co-pilot gunner will see him personally fire on insurgents as he operates the aircraft's weapons, which include Hellfire missiles and a 30mm chain gun. On Sunday he completed training in first aid and roadside bomb awareness and will now begin preparation for his first missions with Sqn, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
You opened your closed eye slowly. It looks like you started watching my youth. Yes, I am that deer in this forest. The hatred of the west.