5 years ago
Note in my in-box concerning Counterinsurgency and Water Polo.
I thought your blog was very interesting and I enjoyed reading it. I have seen many different sides to the war and many other things in Afghanistan.
The program in Shorabak was what I did in my off duty time (The few hours that I had since I worked many hours every day). It is not something that was planned or a set job, it was just something that I did on my own. It is my own outreach into the local community.
Please call me if you ever want to chat or get more insight into the program.
The only correction to your blog I would suggest that you make to your blog is that there are Marine officers (Not NCOs) working this project…
Keep on writing!
I stand corrected. These were officers and not NCOs. Also, in the original article I wasn’t knocking Water Polo. I have never played and know nothing about it. But I maintain by disappointment in the ANA, and still believe that sports are a poor replacement for good training, discipline and esprit de corps.