Team 13 turns over command to team 14 in a week. They are the first team in 5 years without any KIA. Let's hope this is the new trend!
NATO in Afghanistan - The Danes in transition
Some pictures from team 6
That Piranha with the flag, I drove that one during Team 5.
...og hvis nogen spørger til hvad den Piranha kan, siden den har den mast på, så spiller du dum. Der er ret forskellige meninger om hvor meget vi må fortælle om den. Jeg er i gang med at træne til hold 15 med dens efterfølger, så jeg gider ikke have flere rpg'er efter mig end det var tilfældet allerede dengang
A Danish soldier was wounded by gun fire today. He was able to notify his family himself.
Happy to say that (only) this is the major bad news for over a month, regarding the Danish Helmand deployment! It is now 14 months since we had our last fatality!
Sure hope the trend continues, as I'm deploying again in february...
The chapter’s main conclusion is that the Danish military contribution
to the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan enhanced Denmark’s standing in
Washington to a considerable extent. This, in turn, led to significantly greater
access to American policy-makers. It became easier for Danish ministers,
diplomats and officials to engage their American counterparts. To a certain
extent Denmark also reaped more tangible benefits in the US, although it
is difficult to tell exactly how great these gains actually were. We do argue,
however, that Denmark could most probably have obtained more from the
Bush administration if Danish policy-makers had been more strategic in
their approach to the US. In this respect, we believe that Denmark could
benefit from the United Kingdom and the greater strategic maturity that has
characterised London’s approach to the sole superpower.
Thanks for posting. An interesting read.
Some light scouts