September 27, 2007

Australians and Americans battle Taliban fighters

In what may help the public better understand the threats faced by front- line soldiers the Defense Department has released footage of Australian soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. Aided by U.S. air cover Australian soldiers serving with the Reconstruction Task Force (RTF) in Afghanistan have successfully repelled a prolonged attack by a group of up to 80 Taliban extremists. This was the sixth sustained attack on RTF soldiers since July this year and involved their heaviest fighting yet. Read more here

In further news, the Afghanistan based Reconstruction Task Force (RTF) completed two major construction projects this week, with the opening of the redeveloped Tarin Kowt Hospital and the newly constructed Yaklengah Comprehensive Health Clinic.The two projects were opened and handed over to the local government by Commanding Officer of the RTF, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Jarvie, at a ceremony at the hospital on Sunday 16 September 2007. The US$700,000 Tarin Kowt Hospital project began in late 2006 and was completed on schedule this week by the RTF and local contractors.

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11 comments:

TRUTH-PAIN said...

... I am amazed that the Brainiacs at the Pentagon have not thought up a plan to have a massive web page delineate the good that goes on with our forces around the world. I'm not going to lie to you,... as a Libertarian I am a near-absolute non-foreign interventionist,... but I am aware that there is much good our forces do besides the bad press they seem to get. The many hospitals, schools and other public works, the massive infra-structure projects, the local social intervention programs,...

The Pengagon (IMHO) does not have a very creative marketing team,... I always appreciate postings that give me a sense of balance to things,... I know about the blood and guts, the failures, the IED's, the mistaken shoot-outs, not finding this or that,...

Great post ~~~

heidianne jackson said...

great post, otto. is this getting airplay other than at your (and other likeminded) blogs? i believe that even if the pentagon created things like this for the u.s. troops, they'd never see the light of day in the current clime of our msm.

American Interests said...

TP: Libertarian or otherwise, intelligent discourse is appreciated at this site, thanks for your comments.

heidianne:
http://biggirlpants.typepad.com/

Getting a fair bit of airplay in Australia. Always appreciate your visits! Take care

Robert said...

While it is never said often enough, America (or some of us) greatly appreciate the support and friendship or our friends in Australia. Not to mention the service of your warriors...

American Interests said...

Robert:
http://conservativeobservations.blogspot.com/

I thing they are dong a great job against a common enemy! Thanks for stopping by.

TRUTH-PAIN said...

AI,
Your Spock quote at your previous post sparked a posting of sorts,.. I welcome your views on it over at my house.

WomanHonorThyself said...

good read Otto..Keep up the good fight mate!

American Interests said...

TP: Thanks, will visit soon.

WomanHThyself: And the good and noble fight shall continue ...

DD2 said...

Great stoff my friend.
Good to read your blog as always.

Flag Gazer said...

The Aussies are one of our greatest allies and their soldiers are top knotch... Thank you!

American Interests said...

Right Truth