Taliban Marksmanship in the NYTimes

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Taliban Marksmanship in the NYTimes
    <HR style="COLOR: #eaefe3; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #eaefe3" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->An interesting article in the Times's Blog, "At War," about marksmanship issues among Taliban fighters and the effect it has on their tactics and our troops:

    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/...-marksmanship/

    When discussing issues of marksmanship that would be considered basic by many here, the author gives a nod to his gun-savvy readers and acknowledges that he is educating a largely gun-illiterate crowd in the Times's readership. That's nice to see.

    Hope some of you find it as interesting as I did; I'll need to look further into this guy's Times blog.
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Very interesting. And his point about how the ANP and police suffer from the same deficiencies. This has also come up a couple times in
    Doonesbury-The Sandbox-Military Blog, Milblogs for Military Families.
    If/when we pull out of the stans, the taliban will remain and become resurgent simply by virtue of patience and religious extremism. I am a pessimist, obviously, about wars conducted by pickup idealistic troops. Oh, wait!! That might be us --
     
  3. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Great article.
    One thing evident is how much damage a set of armed determined individuals can do even when handicapped by bad skills.
    Makes you understand why tyrants fear the armed citizen.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Tried to the find the un screwed with version but this gets the point across.

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