9:45AM Central Afghan Time
I just spent a few very uncomfortable minutes in the opcen: I went in for the morning shift change brief, and they were tracking the aftermath of an IED strike on a patrol in Gereshk. I have a couple of guys in Gereshk, and two casualties were being medevaced, one with leg amputations. I was able to establish that my people weren’t among the casualties, but to have to face the question at all wasn’t a pleasant experience.
I just read a news report that said, media coverage notwithstanding, peace on earth actually has been increasing since the early 1990s. Good to know, and may the trend continue.