I take exception to public affairs releases quite a bit, since I think they’re trying to tell the story of what’s happening here.
Sometimes this happens in Afghanistan: A low-water crossing, or wadi, along the route completely washed out due to heavy rains, hindering the freedom of movement for both coalition forces and the local populace.
So this is usually the point in the week where I usually do a “5 Things I Learned This Week in Afghanistan” post, but this week I’m opting for something a little different.
Since I was otherwise engaged yesterday in probably yet another round of introspective navel gazing, or whatever, I missed this: At least four civilians have been killed and nine more injured in a bomb blast in northern Faryab province, local officials said Tuesday.
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when we gather together in Pennsylvania to brace ourselves against impending disaster.
In most cases, you’re not going to learn how to run by watching zombies. So why is the PAO teaching the ANA how to tell stories?