Friday, 14 December 2012

Afghanistan: An Army Prepares

An informative video showing the training of new Afghan troops. Past users of the M16 will immediately recognise why the rifle is causing problems for the Afghans.

  1. faulty magazines, especially at the magazine feed lip area
  2. dirty rifles, specifically carbon built-up after usage of blank rounds

Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Useful tactical vignettes; shows the positive "thinking soldier" attitude
  1. Danish soldier who speaks Pashtun; critical in Afghanistan
  2. understanding the environment; soldiers were told that they were trampling over farmland
  3. seeing the signs of impending combat; civilians suddenly running away
  4. good usage of mini-UAVs & wheeled armoured vehicles to provide cover
  5. realising that civilians moving casualties away, could actually be Taliban moving weapons away