Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two excellent military articles

1. Allied forces decided to install a new turbine to generate energy for Afghanistan. The parts of the turbine had to be hauled over 100 miles. The "roads" were in poor shape, filled with obstacles that needed to be destroyed, holes that needed to be filled, and bridges that needed to be tested. The convoy consisted of 200 vehicles, including seven absolutely critical trailers. If any one of those trailers was destroyed, the mission would be a failure and would have to be reattempted in Spring. And every step of the way, Taliban forces would be doing their best to attack. Head over here to read about the mission known as "Eagle’s Summit."

2. French commandos rescue hostages from Somali pirates. Link.

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