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Nato spoke of "some fighting" at the end of May in Nuristan province.
Parliament members and local media claimed dozens of deaths in an indiscriminate air strike.
Now, the US soldiers who fought in this remote corner of north-eastern Afghanistan appear to have cut through the spin, telling their local newspaper of a ferocious battle after Taliban fighters seized a tiny mountain village and raised the flag of the Islamist movement.
most significant" firefight their unit had been in since World War II.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I carefully read over this and I really am shocked here. How can anything shock me anymore? Well, this is the kind of story where being HONEST would actually help far more than lying about it. America needs to hear about situations like this were the true heroics our military men are capable of, for each other if no one else, are on clear display. In a world where sports players and celebrities are called "heroes" because they sustained a broken finger in a GAME or dared make a statement that was a little off political correctness, I just can't understand why we aren't shown the GOOD side of our military as well as the bad we NEVER stop hearing about. The generations coming up could sure use someone who has shown true courage under fire to look up to occasionally.
Originally posted by Birddog26
reply to post by Nspekta
I think if you do some research you will find that Nuristan and Kunar with the Korangal Valley in particular has seen some of the toughest fighting of any area since the Vietnam war. This is one of the reasons they shut down the bases up there. This fight turned out ok but I think if you do some research that many other fights up there did not.
Good article, thanks.edit on 17-6-2011 by Birddog26 because: (no reason given)