Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tobia: Taliban Striking Unlikely Targets in Afghanistan

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 6:30 AM

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War reporter and former Scene writer P.J. Tobia filed this report from his Afghan Desk on trueslant.com: While thousands of Marines patrol Helmand, Taliban insurgents seem to be capitalizing on the relative weakness of a remote outpost in the Paktika Province.

"The fact that the insurgents can launch complex, sophisticated attacks such as this one, in a relatively quiet area speaks volumes about the nimble posture of the Taliban and other insurgent groups. The fact that the US repelled the assault shows that even when caught by surprise, coalition forces are never that far from battle ready," Tobia writes.

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