While we have posted countless Afghanistan combat videos to date, none have been as jaw dropping as the video you will witness above. Thankfully this soldier wasn’t hurt, but this is one of those rare combat videos which I think will help the civilian side understand that going off to war is not glorious, nor is it anything like Call of Duty. Don’t miss this video folks – full story line behind this video after the jump.
If you thought part one was intense yesterday, wait until you experience the next ten minutes of this Afghanistan firefight through the lens of a US Army SAW gunner’s high definition helmet cam – part two above raises the intensity level even higher. Whereas the first video just showcased the soldiers fighting back from the same location, part two we get to see the platoon commander request air support, and watch as the entire platoon fights its way back to a stronger defensive position. Awesome video – stop reading, and watch above – then hit the link below for more award winning commentary!
You know, I would have to think that when one joins up with a rebel militia or local insurgency, that said recruit will most likely not receive all that much proper military training. Sure, I would wager a substantial amount of the rebel force in Syria already had military experience on their resumes, but I would also bet that the gentlemen in this video – the one with the creative, Frankenstein-rises firing position – came in with zero. Lesson 1: what’s the difference between cover and concealment? Answer, and more face palm analysis from this crazy Syrian War firefight after the jump.
Last summer Anna Coren and her CNN team embedded with a US Special Forces unit in a district called Nejrab, which is located about 120 miles or so north of Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul. While this likely wasn’t the first firefight she has experienced in her front line reporting travels, it most likely was one of the most intense with rounds impacting what appeared to be just feet around her. This is yet another awesome combat footage video folks, and this time it comes fully wrapped in beautiful HD – do not miss this one! More after the jump!