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US Small Unit Ops in Zabul Afghanistan
« on: October 31, 2005, 16:30:55 »

I picked this one up from the ARRSE board.  It is from the Christian Science Monitor.  Some interesting discussion about Section, Platoon and Company tactics in the Zabul province in Afghanistan.

The Taliban seem to want to come out and fight - will concentrate 150 bodies (no marksmanship skills) to try and overwhelm an "independent" platoon.  Set themselves up as a target for supporting air power and mopping up by accompanying "independent" platoons.
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Re: US Small Unit Ops in Zabul Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2005, 17:47:52 »
Very interesting.

I learned about the Christian Science Monitor very recently. It looks like a very good paper for international news. They claim they ship 50 copies to the White House daily.
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Re: US Small Unit Ops in Zabul Afghanistan
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2005, 21:34:52 »
Interesting. The baddies have obviously changed their MO since I was in Afgh last year. At that time US CJTF76 inf units were rarely ever engaged at close quarters: the enemy was mainly relying on rocket and mortar attacks, sniping and ambushing (usually not very effective, but sometimes tragically very lethal). The very few times the enemy ever "massed" he usually attracted air, aviation or arty fires pretty quickly. I was very impressed by the Us inf leaders, both Army and USMC, that I met there. They certainly knew their business. Good luck and a safe tour to the soldiers of 173 Abn Bde.

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Re: US Small Unit Ops in Zabul Afghanistan
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2005, 19:04:41 »

Sorry, no direct link
On the right hand side there's a features section, go to page 2 and look at US in Afghanistan to see some spectacular images of fighting in Zabul prov.