Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and already are seeing combat, the unit’s spokesman said Monday.
The new troops are the first wave of an expected surge of reinforcements this year.
Militants have attacked several patrols with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, including one ambush by 30 insurgents, Lt. Col. Steve Osterhozer, the brigade spokesman, said.
Several roadside bombs also have exploded next to the unit’s MRAPs — mine-resistance patrol vehicles — but caused no casualties, he said. Read More
Afghanistan is not Iraq so a surge may not work and that country could turn into Barack Obama’s vietnam! What will Obama say when the body bags start coming home? What will the anti-war liberals say when things turn bad in Afghanistan? Its all Obama’s war now!
(1) Fighting For Freedom in Afghanistan?
Let’s be serious. Obama plans on ramping up the conflict in Afghanistan, which will certainly mean more of our brave men and women……..Click on link above and read the rest.