10 French Para KIA in Afghanistan —Poor Planning, Equipment?

Here's a link to a story about the ambush that killed 10 French Paras in Afghanistan. Not enough ammo? One radio, etc?

Link to story:



French and NATO Intentionally Deceiving the Public
Michael Yon
22 September 2008


NATO and the French military continue to deny that a secret report exists concerning the loss of ten French soldiers last month in Afghanistan. For the record, I have no intention of publishing any part of the secret report. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper heavily cited the report, and I merely confirmed that the report does in fact exist, that the newspaper article accurately reflected the contents of the report, and warned that if NATO and the French military maintained their position that the report was either inaccurate or nonexistent, they might find themselves contradicted by its publication. More importantly, the document was handed to me with zero expectation that I would keep it secret. In fact, there seemed to be an expectation that I might publish something, though I did keep it secret, other than to verify the Globe and Mail story.

Below is my original post:


msr said:
Thanks! :oops:

Note update from Mike Yon.

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