Sunday, July 23, 2006


... We held the day
In the palm
Of our hand
They ruled the night
And the night
Seemed to last as long as six weeks
On Parris Island ...

~Billy Joel, Goodnight Saigon

Stars and Stripes:


[1lt Ryan] Edwards said patrols routinely search nearby villages and find few people left living there. But at night, Taliban forces often take control of those areas, leading coalition commanders to believe they are receiving help from locals.

Thursday's Taliban attack force was larger, better armed and better equipped than past fighters, Edwards said. The province shares a border with Pakistan on the south, and U.S. forces have been monitoring that line to prevent reinforcements from that country to Taliban forces in Afghanistan.


Can we talk Tet?

Big thanks to Scout Prime for the link.

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