afghanistan

This Is What Winning Looks Like

MIL-STD-05-14-2013

A VICE Documentary on Afghanistan:

A look at the ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption of the Afghan government and its security forces as well as the role of US Marines during the troop withdrawal.

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I really like vice documentaries.  This looks like it’s going to be worth watching.

If you’re interested in checking it out, I embeded the full thing in three parts after the break.

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iPhone Takes One For A Soldier

MIL-STD-02-25-2013

Carrying around a fancy phone in Afghanistan, saved his life:

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Full story – KTVA

Maybe I should get a more expensive phone.  I doubt the prepaid ones I buy would even stop a .22 LR!

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This kid turned out more badass than I ever expected:

Say what you will about the royal family, but prince Harry could literally have spent his time travelling the world, eating well, getting drunk, and messing around with girls instead.

Prince-Harry-Apache-HelicopterOne thing that I find interesting though, is that he is even allowed to serve considering his high profile.  Not because of the danger to him, but more so to the other guys he’s serving with.  Can you imagine what a high value capture or kill by enemy forces that would be?  I suppose that’s the main reason to keep his location under wraps.  As long as the guys he’s working with can keep their mouth shut too…

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A Kickstarter campaign raising money to produce this graphic novel style illustrated 12 issue series:

TILT-SHIFT marries police procedural intrigue with hard-hitting modern warfare action in its hyper-real presentation of the work done by Special Operations teams throughout Afghanistan.   More than that, it paints a picture of young Americans rising from their varied upbringings, distinguishing themselves from among their peers and flying to the most desolate ends of the world to quell a violent insurgency that suppresses the freedom of the Afghan people and threatens the security of their families back home.

Quite a boilerplate description above, but as you can see the artwork looks like it speaks for itself.  The 12 issue series that they want funding for follows a team of American soldiers as they pursue enemy combatants in Afghanistan from their fortified mountain strongholds to their booby trap filled bomb factories.

As you can see (left) they are getting very close to getting complete funding to make the book a reality.  Click on the title of the kickstarter embed to visit the page if you want to read more about the project and/or throw a few dollars their way.

Lots more pictures and information also available on the Tilt-Shift facebook page.

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