Glory hole in iraqUploader: Cassius 20 days ago Subscribe 818
Ambushes are dramatic surprises by design. We boarded a small Lynx helicopter and lifted away from FOB Sparrowhawk where the naked Danish soldier had nearly been kidnapped. Nobody seems to have a sense for the ground situation here like the good battalion commanders, and now here was British LTC Nixon-Eckersall, who after nearly half a year in Iraq had not lost a single soldier to combat, making plainly clear to me that his gut instinct was that something might happen very soon. One of the British helicopters had brought in bomb experts, who suddenly found themselves on a mission they had not anticipated. Flying low and fast while jinking around unpredictably is one of the best defenses against attack. Trooper Callum McDonald helped Trooper Thompson into a drainage ditch where he was laying and moaning.