Where was I…
I think I left you back in Baghram..
We went east.. to Ghazni. It is amazing.
There is still a thin frosting of snow on the highest mountains. They provide the background for this largely deserted high–desert (7000plus feet up) landscape of canals and mud compounds that wind around village paths only big enough for a large camel, a cart or a motorcycle which is how most people get around – or helicopter if you’re theUSarmy.
There are also actual camels. Lots of them.
It is the last clearing operation of the US led war inAfghanistan. The province links the Afghani provinces that border Pakistan, where a lot of the legitimate and a lot of the illegitimate goods and services are coming from with route 1, the ring road that circles Afghanistan and links the country’s 2 most important cities, Kabul and Kandahar.
Why weren’t we there before?
The Poles were.
We got to go out on patrol, interact with Afghans here in Ghazni, interact with Afghan soldiers and interact with American soldiers doing a real clearing operation to meet Afghans and get the weapons and bomb making materials out of here
Like the other stories, I’ll wait till the story runs to give you all the details but it was an exciting trip.