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Michael Yon: Tracer burnout

August 22, 2011

22 August 2011
Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Task Force Spartan, 4-4Cav

Operation Pyrite Pike

The helicopters landed in Taliban country after midnight. This was not a community outreach moment. Commanders expected serious resistance and casualties were likely. In broad strokes, the two-day mission amounted to a “shaping operation.” Task Force Spartan is successfully using such missions to build outposts in the various hearts of Taliban-controlled areas. Most of these areas have never been tamed, largely due to insufficient troop commitments early in this war.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 22, 2011 22:11

    A “silent war” to taliban illecit economy, an economy that has as finality the Afghan people absubjetment, its rights deprivation and their larval status of life.
    It is a just war that has produced big resultas and others will produce.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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