Bagram airbase hit; 2 dead

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    Rockets Hit US Base in Afghanistan, 2 Troops Dead

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD98V4RQ82
     
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    Is it the policy of the State Department / U.S. Military to contact the families of the deceased / injured before such stories are released to the press? Hope so. If not, it's quite probably going to be a really crappy Fathers Day for several hundred families.
     
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    Baghram rocket attack kills 2 US troops - Los Angeles Times

    "The attack came just hours after military spokesmen on Saturday announced three U.S.
    combat deaths – two National Guard soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar Friday
    and a U.S. soldier killed by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan Saturday.

    The Soviet-era Bagram base, which includes an airfield with several runways, is busy 24
    hours a day. Day and night, thousands of U.S. and NATO soldiers – along with thousands
    more civilian contractors from several nations – can be seen walking the streets, shopping,
    eating at fast food outlets or sipping coffee at an all-night coffee shop.

    The Afghan residential areas around the base are relatively secure, and rocket or mortar
    attacks inside the vast Bagram compound are rare."
     
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    This is bad.
    I know people who go in and out of there all the time.
    Had a relative stationed there twice, on two tours.
    It was a bit safer a few years ago, safer than Iraq before
    Iraq took over as the killing fields. Now Afghaniland will return as
    the nightmare.
     
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    Damn.

    Afghanistan is where empires go to die, folks.
     
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    Please read the board policy on copyright. You may not post articles in their entirety, and you must provide a link.

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