This BBC report reveals that the chinook shot down (almost certainly by RPG fire) in Afghanistan was carrying SF troops in support of other US operators on the ground who'd come under attack. Those troops are still "missing" and are being sought. Just thought it was an interesting article about how the "other" theatre in TWoT (The War on Terror; my new acronymn of the day) is under-reported and that the blokes out there are having a tough time too. Good report from the journo, just to show I don't bash the BBC all the time. A spotter question for you: why would they deploy chinooks to insert a team into what would presumably be a "hot" landing zone? I presume it has little or no protection from RPG? Would it just be a resource issue? Very sad, nonetheless, sixteen dead. V!