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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:25 AM
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Watch, Wait, Kill: the Sniper at Work
Watch, Wait, Kill: the Sniper at Work
March 06, 2009
Fayetteville Observer

The Soldiers decided it was time to take the Taliban out.

On a Sunday in November 2007, Army sniper Tyler Juden, his spotter and two command officers climbed out of a Humvee and trekked about seven kilometers in the dark.

Shortly before sunrise the next day, they set up their position near the Khyber Pass, an insurgent stronghold.

For more than a month, Juden and his fellow snipers had studied maps and traced the arcs of the Taliban mortars to determine that they had been fired -- like clockwork -- from a ravine about three stories below Juden's current location.

The enemy hadn't thought to change its firing position, or its timing.


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Possumpoint Donating Member (937 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:27 AM
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of war is combatants get killed. Other side of the coin is the death of innocent civilians. War is nasty business. Think long and hard about the justifications used when considering whether to commit to the endeavor.

Question to be asked, just what is our end game both in Iraq and Afghanistan? What do we hope to achieve?
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