Nov 26 at 3:03am by admin
Escalation Afghanistan – 2009
Four Hours With Brits and Afghans
In January and February 2009, US Marines with India Co., 3rd Battalion, Eighth Marines launched two operations to clear a road, called Route 515, that connected two district center in Farah Province, Afghanistan. The two cities, Deleram and Bakwa, are the hubs of social and financial activity for thousands of Afghans. The Marines objective is to open this road to allow people to get their goods to market and to stop Taliban and smugglers from making their way to and from Iran.
One of the first signs of success though is in the shape of brownies and smiles as the US mail uses this new route to keep troop morale high in a difficult environment.
Inside the Surge, Iraq – 2007
Part 1 & 2
A two part series from the southern Baghdad belts and southeastern Baghdad during the height of “The Surge” strategy in September 2007. Includes the story of the “Concerned Citizens” movement.
The Surge Force – Afghanistan 2004
This is the third episode of a six-part series entitled, “An Experiment in Democracy”. In this episode, come along with the 22nd MEU as they make a historic deployment to a landlocked engagement. Their mission: To stabilize Oruzgan Province and make way for the upcoming presidential election.
Sacrifice at VMI – 2008
This is the story of the men of VMI that have died due to hostile action since September 11th, 2001.
Roamania in Afghanistan – 2004
An introduction story regarding Romanian troops and their role in Operation Enduring Freedom.
American Embedded Training Teams (ETT) – 2004
This story introduces you to the world of American ETT’s working to train Afghan forces in the western city of Herat.
Small Unit Tactics – 2004
American ETTs train Afghan National Army soldiers in the art of small-unit warfare in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.
Fall of a Warlord – 2004
The fall of Ismail Khan, just a month before the historic presidential election, was the largest military action taken by Afghanistan’s interim government.
Reconstruction Phase – 2004
By 2004, the war in Afghanistan had been underway for almost three years. By this time, the US-led coalition was pushing the “Reconstruction Phase”, which coincided with a strong push to win hearts and minds.
Harvesting Opium – 2004
Opium production is not only the bread and butter of the Afghan insurgency, but also of many of the impoverished farmers that live in southern Afghanistan.
Afghan National Army – 2004
The story of Afghan Army soldiers facing boot camp.
Hearts and Minds – 2004
American “hearts and minds” campaign of spring, 2004.