Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Private War of Anthony Shaffer
An interesting article that reveals what the Defence Intelligence Agency tried to redact from Anthony Shaffer's memoir of Operation Dark Heart and Operation Able Danger.
In October 2003 Major Anthony Shaffer was on an MH-47 Chinook helicopter roaring toward a rendezvous with a Ranger assault team near Asadabad, Afghanistan about eight kilometers from the Pakistan border. Wearing 40 pounds of body armor and brandishing an M-4 carbine and an M-11 pistol, Shaffer was hunting Taliban insurgents as part of an aggressive new initiative called Winter Strike. CIA intelligence suggested that...
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Here is a link to some of the most stunning photography available from the Afghan Conflict: