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Old 02-12-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Good luck boys - and girls.




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thousands of American and Afghan troops have launched the biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, the US military says.
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Helicopter-borne US marines and Afghan troops are attacking the Taliban-held town of Marjah in Nad Ali district in a bid to re-establish government control.
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Operation Moshtarak will be led by the US Marine Corps, but some 4,000 British troops will also be involved, supported by Danes and Estonians. Some reports say more than 15,000 troops in total will be sent to the area.
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"The first wave of choppers has landed inside Marjah. The operation has begun," said Capt Joshua Winfrey, commander of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, which was at the forefront of the attack.
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if it goes well, this operation could potentially define the tipping point, the crucial momentum aspect in the counter-insurgency," the official said. "We are going to take this place and take it very hard."
Rest of article here.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8513665.stm

As the article states this is a unique operation, in part, because the Afghans are probably playing their biggest role ever. Regardless of your political beliefs, I hope everyone is praying for success.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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Devil Dogs leading the charge! Good luck boys! Give 'em hell!


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As the article states this is a unique operation, in part, because the Afghans are probably playing their biggest role ever. Regardless of your political beliefs, I hope everyone is praying for success.
this transcends politics. they earned the right and deserve to have us over there wiping their asses off the map.

8 and a half years later, i just wished it woulda been done and over with by now.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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At the risk of being seen as not taking the consequences seriously enough, this thing is pretty cool.







http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/201...ut-minefields/

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So the U.S. Marines as they move on the Taliban in the Marjah district of Helmand province are giving thanks for "the Breacher," the latest generation of mine clearance vehicles. Its full name is the Assault Breacher Vehicle and it looks like a cross between a bulldozer and a tank with a set of deadly steel teeth. Which it is: its frame is based on the A1M1 Abrams battle tank, while its plow was developed by a British company and can tear up the dirt to a depth of 14 inches.
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God speed to all involved! Give'em hell!
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God speed Gentlemen. You're the best!!
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Hopefully they can go in there and clean all of those so_ s of b_t_hs out.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:14 AM   #8
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A little update:

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Nato-led forces say they are making good progress hours after launching the biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.



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A Taliban commander reportedly said his men were retreating to spare civilians.
I know war isn't funny, but if it was that would be a doozy.


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A spokesman for Nato's Isaf force has confirmed to the BBC that two soldiers have been killed in Operation Moshtarak.
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Three US soldiers were also killed by an IED, Nato said, although it is not clear whether they were part of Operation Moshtarak.










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God bless the lost. we salute you proud brothers. go get em!!!

oh...one for the toe...i posted in another thread a good article talking about the "breachers" you got pics of...good stuff.
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Good luck Americans.
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