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The Mission

Challenge of a lifetime
Written by Nathan Gallahan   
Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:56

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KABUL | Days -11 - Ken and I are about to embark on one of the greatest challenge of our lives. We're going out on a 30-day mission throughout Afghanistan and I'm personally not sure how it's going to pan out. At first, the idea was great, go out there and talk with Afghans and the soldiers and find out how this counter insurgency is going. I wanted to get some questions answered, such as how the pending troop build up around the country will be affecting the everyday service members on the ground, and how Gen. McChrystal's counter-insurgency strategy has changed the playing field since it went into effect into July.

Now that our plan has been approved, with surprising enthusiasm, the weight of this is on our shoulders.


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