Media reports on Afghanistan outpost battle were exaggerated

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by Trip_Wire, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Commander: Media reports on Afghanistan outpost battle were exaggerated

    173rd’s fight not symbol of more violent Afghanistan, says Preysler
    By Mark St.Clair, Stars and Stripes
    Mideast edition, Sunday, July 20, 2008

    "The sky is not falling," Col. Charles "Chip" Preysler, commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, said Saturday from Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

    Preysler spoke via telephone less than a week after his paratroops and their Afghan allies were involved in a fierce attack at a small post near the village of Wanat. In the July 13 battle, nine of his men were killed and 15 others wounded.


    Link to another older report on this battle from soldiers.

  2. Spam's EXAGGERATING...never!...I won't' hear of it!
  3. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Spam's?? I think you'll find the Media is the ones exaggerating here to include your Media as well! :roll: :wink:
  4. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    yes Trip but we all know that our media are a big bunch of fibbers.
  5. Exaggerated? Maybe. However 9 KIA and 15 wounded - certainly no picnic.