Friday, July 30, 2010
Chairmen of Joint Chiefs Comments: (From ISAF / IJC): http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/chairman-of-joint-chiefs-discusses-afghan-development-security.html
GEN Petraeus Meets Village Elders In Herat: (From ISAF / IJC): http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/gen.-petraus-meets-village-elders-in-herat-province.html
ISAF Spokesman Comments: (From ISAF / IJC): http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/isaf-spokesman-highlights-ansf-led-efforts.html
GEN Petraeus Meets With Village Elders in Musa Qaleh: (From ISAF / IJC): http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/isaf-commander-meets-with-afghan-leaders-in-musa-quleh.html
Operations: (From ISAF / IJC): http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/afghan-and-combined-force-recover-weapons-cache-in-eastern-afghanistan.html
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So for tonight, since I actually have some decent email access I thought I would elaborate for everyone's benefit.
Its hot here right now...but not a hot like you would think...unless you live in the high desert. Here in Kabul the tempetures range from 85-100 in the day time and somewhere in the low to mid 70's at night. Occasionally it will hit the triple digits but not often. Usually we hover around the 95-98 mark.
The wind is something to describe though. Starting in late spring it starts to pickup and everyday around 230PM until Midnight it blows. All of the sand / dust gets picked up by it turning into a swirling maelstorm of junk and dirt.
For the guys in Kandahar and the eastern portions of the country it is different. Kandahar is hot, very hot, reminds me of Iraq hot. The east of the country is hot but also mixed with humidity.
This time of night, the wind is blowing, their is dust in the air everywhere, but as you look up you can see the stars. The tempetures aren't that bad.... and you know what....the stars look an awful lot like they do back in the States.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The convoy was stopped at an Afghan Border Police (ABP) checkpoint where the fertilizer was tested by ISAF forces. Ten of the trucks carried legal fertilizer, but two contained ammonium nitrate. A third truck, also containing ammonium nitrate, was stopped a short time later. More than 900 bags of illegal fertilizer were found in the three trucks. The vehicle drivers were detained for questioning.
"The vigilant work of the border police, with support from our ISAF partners, has taken dangerous bombs out of the hands of criminals who are increasingly harming Afghan citizens," said Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, the Minister of Interior of Afghanistan.
Ammonium nitrate is the basic ingredient in 80 percent of the improvised explosive devices (IED) used by insurgents in Afghanistan according to a recent report by the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
ISAF experts say that the seized ammonium nitrate could have been used to make over 2,100 IEDs.
In December of 2009, the government of Afghanistan banned the use, import and production of ammonium nitrate fertilizers.
Afghan authorities, with the assistance of ISAF, recently established a Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) school to train Afghan soldiers and policemen on the detection and removal of IEDs as part of capacity-building efforts to help Afghans take control of their own security."
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