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Old 10-16-2009, 07:37 AM
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U.S. ignored warnings before deadly Afghan attack

Three intelligence reports dismissed days before eight U.S. soldiers killed

Let us Hope that the Change in strategy will prevent this from happening again.

Three intelligence reports warned that Taliban insurgents were planning an attack just days before this month's raid on two remote military outposts in eastern Afghanistan that killed eight U.S. soldiers, but the reports were dismissed as insignificant, U.S. officials told The Washington Times.

As a result, military officials did not send additional troops or make preparations to protect the 140 U.S. and Afghan troops at the combat outposts near Kamdesh in Nuristan province by the Pakistan border, the officials said.

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didnt we do that before?

like the thing that started the war?
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like the thing that started the war?
it's just going to be another reason to have more occupation in the mid east. even though Barry's increasing numbers.
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or they were using the attacks as bait.
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And they blamed the M4 for the high number of casualties from that attack. Bad intel has always been the cause of deaths much more so than weapons. But guess which one is easier to blame?
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"Army Maj. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman for the Army's Task Force Mountain Warrior, told The Times that the three reports did not stand out among hundreds of others and that the intelligence was deemed to be not specific and uncorroborated."

Don't forget this part. Remember that it is also easy to find a reason something happened after the fact. Hindsight is 20/20. They go through hundreds of reports everyday. There may have been 10 reports of another attack that they responded to and never happened. Those don't make the news though, and they get no credit for following up on those.

I am sitting at Bagram, Afghanistan right now and read the daily reports on the secured net. You would be shocked all the stuff that goes on that you don't hear about. Try not to be sucked in by these catchy titles and news stories.
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"Army Maj. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman for the Army's Task Force Mountain Warrior, told The Times that the three reports did not stand out among hundreds of others and that the intelligence was deemed to be not specific and uncorroborated."

Don't forget this part. Remember that it is also easy to find a reason something happened after the fact. Hindsight is 20/20. They go through hundreds of reports everyday. There may have been 10 reports of another attack that they responded to and never happened. Those don't make the news though, and they get no credit for following up on those.

I am sitting at Bagram, Afghanistan right now and read the daily reports on the secured net. You would be shocked all the stuff that goes on that you don't hear about. Try not to be sucked in by these catchy titles and news stories.

Damn man, thanks for your service and god speed. I know what you mean, the media puts a twist on everything, it's lame.
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