Michael Yon: Body Bags and Speedballs
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.