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Michael Yon: Body Bags and Speedballs

August 16, 2011

Zhary District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan

The enemy is easily resupplied.  His arteries for food and water are shorter than snake legs.   He can buy or steal much of what he needs to fight.    We don’t steal food or materials from locals, so we must plan for constant resupply.

Day and night, around Afghanistan, supplies go out via ground convoys, fixed-wing aircraft, and parachute. This dispatch, however, is about “speedballs” delivered by helicopter.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 16, 2011 22:08

    I understand that situation is very hard, as difficulty to buy food and materials need for live by locals make difficult to act.
    The only positive notice is that foods and vital material is delivered by helicopters, that not avoid the human sensation of isolament by local people or part of it.
    It is an insidious fact, that may have, as finality , the interruption on transition’s process.
    I pray You to be more resilient on this hystoric moment and wish You serenity and human resilience, that I am sure You have.
    Friendly Claudio Alpaca
    Pieve di Teco, 16.8.2011

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    August 17, 2011 00:53

    el soldado debe ser ingenioso sobre el ,terreno ,para arreglarselas donde no hay con que, eso demuestra el ingenio de las tropas ,bien echo.
    saludos a todos -chajari 16agosto2011

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