RealNews

High-risk bid to register Afghans

The first RPG explosion sounds like a car backfiring in the distance – a thud, then a gentle plume of smoke. “Gulf One, No Fear Three Papa,” barks Capt. Kelley Liztner into his radio, calling for an Afghani governor’s vehicle traveling one mile ahead. “Have you been hit?” The radio crackles: “Yes.” There’s another burst, this time closer to the convoy inching through a treacherous boulder-strewn pass. The attackers had bided their time for this strike, waiting until the group carrying UN and US State Department officials entered a perfect kill zone: There’s no place to hide at this crucial moment on an eight-day journey in early June through Taliban country to persuade local tribes to come under the central government umbrella.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.