U.S. Marines Firefight In Sangin

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    by Bill Corcoran

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qOoigty2o5I]U.S. Marines Firefight In Sangin - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Get the guys out of there - they're doing no good 'half-fighting' on the enemy's home ground.

    In my view David Petraeus was wrong in his Army field manual 3-24 - CounterInsurgency.

    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-24.pdf

    He takes views like:
    ''disarming,demobilizing, and reintegrating former insurgents and their groups must be part of the overall COIN plan. It must be included in the recruiting effort'.

    He's assuming he's dealing with people who think like Westerners - muslims don't.

    They will accept all the funds and construction assistance, weapons and training you are daft enough to give them - and then turn them on you. They wait 'til you put your guns down - then machine gun you from a rooftop.

    No amount of appeasement will gain you any ground towards 'democracy' - they hate it. The concept is incompatible with Islam.

    Bring them home, and fight muslim trouble-makers (and that's all of them all over the World) from a distance. They don't like that.

    And for goodness sake, keep a close eye on those already infiltrating your own back-yard.
     
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    Hope there's not a MFS hospital nearby...

    Losing Afghanistan: Taliban close to re-capturing key city
    Feb. 7, 2016 - Sangin, a district located in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, nearly fell to a Taliban assault in December last year.
    See also:

    U.S. drone strike kills 16 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan
    Feb. 7, 2016 - At least 29 Islamic State fighters also perished last week when a U.S. drone targeted a radio station used by the militants in the same eastern Afghan province.
     

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