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Double_Tap Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:33 AM
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5. What you all are missing...
Is that a small group of American and Afghanistan forces, about 50 in all as I recall, held off approximately 500 Taliban who were using mortar and rocket fire on the small outpost, and attacking with approximately 100 infantry. It was the Alamo, but with a happy ending.

The Taliban thought they had an easy victory lined up, and they attacked with what should have been an overwhelming force. However, U.S. soldiers bravely fought off the attack. The fact that they lost 9 is regrettable, but comparitively light considering the level of fighting.

A disaster? Hardly. The Taliban attack was defeated. The fact that we decided to leave that area right now means nothing. There could be all sorts of reasons the troops were repositioned. If anything, it was the Taliban who had to retreat.
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