Tuesday, February 13, 2007
The Tuesday "toy"
This official USMC photograph taken by Sgt. Robert M. Storm shows vehicles from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. They are patrolling an area in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan where, according to the full report, marines were subjected to a platoon ambush. To this, "they responded with both direct and indirect fires, killing at least two and causing the enemy to break contact."
This is one case where the picture is worth the thousand words – illustrating the formidable problem conventional land forces have in dealing with insurgents. No matter what the technology, they will always be at risk.