US Troops in Afghanistan Ordered to B...

US Troops in Afghanistan Ordered to Be Always...

There are 6 comments on the ABC News story from Aug 18, 2012, titled US Troops in Afghanistan Ordered to Be Always.... In it, ABC News reports that:

A recent spate of deadly attacks by Afghan forces on U.S. troops has prompted the U.S. military in Afghanistan to change its policy on arming its members, ordering that service members now be armed at all times, inside and outside their bases.

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“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

The Compound

#1 Aug 18, 2012
This is nothing new. We always had to have our weapons on us in Afghanistan.

This "news" is just propaganda.
pops

United States

#2 Aug 18, 2012
So you are saying that all troops carried live arms at all times in all places?

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

The Compound

#3 Aug 18, 2012
Yes. It is required, even to the bathroom. I just got back in december.
pops

United States

#4 Aug 19, 2012
I have a son that was part of the 'surge' that came back some months ago but we don't talk about it much. He was primarily an "IED Hunter' in his squad. He came back uninjured which of course made his loved ones almost as happy as it made him.

“Two stones with one bird”

Since: Oct 09

The Compound

#5 Aug 19, 2012
pops wrote:
I have a son that was part of the 'surge' that came back some months ago but we don't talk about it much. He was primarily an "IED Hunter' in his squad. He came back uninjured which of course made his loved ones almost as happy as it made him.
Was he wearing an "IED Hunter" patch by any chance? What is his MOS?
pops

United States

#6 Aug 19, 2012
Yes on the patch. He's 9 yrs navy now. He was offered enhanced education benefits if he volunteered for the surge. Went thru 12 weeks special training at Camp Attabury (sp) in Indiana followed by a tour for the surge. Now he's been 'retrained' as an aircraft welder & is in Cali. with 5 yrs to go on this hitch. May shoot for 20 yrs

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