Category Archives: Afghanistan

Sniper Overwatch & Gaming the Wind

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU This paper came out of a discussion at an Applied Ballistics Seminar concerning the challenges of shooting in mountain environments and dealing with variable winds. Drawing on considerable experience in mountain terrain and in Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Convoy Security in a Semi-permissive War Zone (Iraq & Afghanistan)

The following paper is based on the author’s observations and experience in Afghanistan and Iraq as a military advisor and DoD security contractor from 2002 through 2006, while staying abreast of current operations and incidents through 2007.     By Mark V. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan OEF 2001-2008

A few images from Northern Afghanistan with General Dostum   A few from Kandahar and Spin Boldak on the border with Pakistan

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Afghanistan 2001-2009

With 1st Force Recon at the USMC MWTC on the evening of September 10, 2001. Within hours our whole world would change as we shifted gears from training mode to operations. After doing briefings for Force Recon at Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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