Friday, April 15, 2011

Fred Reed's Hard Truths to Troops

"[Y]ou can’t tell fresh young troops, 'You’re maybe a bit above average, but the Afghans are much tougher people, having been raised fighting and living on dried goat-meat, and they know the terrain, whereas you will have no idea where you are and your equipment and tactics are badly suited for the region, so it’s going to be hard slogging'" — Morale to the Left, Morale to the Right, and Not a Stop to Think.

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