Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An On The Ground Action Report From Afghanistan

At the barbers: the US marines shaving each other's heads at the Mian Poshtay camp.

US Marines Miss Out On Home Comforts In Helmand -- The Independent

Amid the maze of trenches and dug in positions, mortar barrels poke forth circled by sleeping bags encased in mosquito nets and camouflage ponchos offering shade from the searing heat of the day.

Nearby a few industrious troops have fashioned small huts out of wire, sacking and dried up reeds. The lop-sided sign on one reads Home Sweet Home. A hammock strung from two trees offers somewhere to rest away from the beating sun.

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My Comment: A view of American Marines through the eyes of a Brit.

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