Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
What did you all make of it? I've got -
Lots of people doing effectively nothing.
Ad-hoc training of Afghan army/police.
Lack of national identity.
Lack of intelligence.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
The Afghan army, for the most part, are not in a position to take over from the British / US etc. military and don't seem like they ever will be. Our troops from both sides of the pond have an uphill struggle and I don't see that a satisfactory outcome will arise.
There are targets to withdraw from Afghanistan and I doubt those targets will be met, ever. When we do withdraw things seem like they may degrade rapidly.
Low morale is bound to occur given the hopeless task that seems to bestow the men and women out there right now. The lack of intelligence, comms issues, etc. can all be overcome. But, the fact that the Afghan army and police are undertrained, and recruited from anyone who essentially needs something to do, does not an effective army make. They're undisciplined.
So basically yeah, it's messed up. But we've known this for years.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
High as a kite
29th May 2008
Ah I thought it would be a picture of me :p
7th December 2003
Interesting documentary. I'm still not sure how much you can rely on the factuality of Vice, but from what I've seen so far they just seem to be good at finding uncomfortable stories. Strange that the US soldier is so open about the problems, wouldn't he get in trouble for that?