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Tank video

#5
that video is hard to believe but it is actually real... it comes from a PBS documentary on the war... the whole documentary is online here...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/truth/view/

that clip is from the first section "Prologue:Spring 2003" after about 7 minutes...

what I can't understand is where are the senior NCO's or officers?... I'm not in the military but I would have thought that that many soldiers together with a tank would normally have an SNCO or officer with them?
 
#7
Aside from the outstanding insurance liabilities, I feel that someone has to stand up for the US tank corps here. Those US military in the video were in fact a CIMIC team on one of their first outings.

Those in the white SUV were actually hospital workers collecting firewood to boil water for sterilisation purposes.

http://www.army.mil/professionalwriting wrote:
"Perhaps the overarching lesson to be gleaned from the first two years of the conflict prevention operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is that the military, no matter how effective and how efficient it might be, cannot by itself create the conditions for lasting peace. . . . The military can bring about an absence of war; the military cannot bring about an enduring peace. The interaction between the military structure and the civilian structure thus becomes critical to the success of conflict prevention."24
See http://www.army.mil/professionalwriting/volumes/volume1/june_2003/6_03_2_pf.html

Perhaps some of that useless american military harware could be more productively be cut down to provide door armour for contractor's and local politicians vehicles??
 
#9
Yanks in gung-ho, shoot-first, ask questions later shocker!!! Hearts and minds my arse!!! I bet they didn't make the front cover of the Mirror though!
 
#10
Yanks in gung-ho, shoot-first, ask questions later shocker!!! Hearts and minds my arse!!! I bet they didn't make the front cover of the Mirror though!
 

chimera

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#11
Very very sad, but so true of the way those narrow minded idiots behaved from Day 1 out there. As i have said in other posts about our US 'colleagues' "you reap what you sow" and by God one year on their people are dying because of the mindless attitude displayed on that clip of film.
 

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