Thursday, March 26, 2009

Firefight in Afghanistan

I just stumbled upon a very interesting blog post.  The blog is by a military guy.  He found a video of a mortar team in a firefight in Afghanistan and posted it, along with his comments about what was going on.  This is a real-life, no-shit firefight.  The mortar team wasn't lobbing softballs, they're launching white phosphorus and high explosives.  And as you can tell from the way they're moving their mortar tube around, the bad guys are close.  The team is very composed and professional, although their language may fry some ears (hey, they're under fire, you're not).

There has been very little in the news about Afghanistan and Iraq lately, but this video is a reminder that our troops are in combat for real, right now.

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