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Patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

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US Marine Corps Sergeant Warren Sparks (Warren Sparks) prepares his equipment before loading into a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Camp Leserneck to conduct operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 18 of 2014. Sparks is the commander of the Bravo Company Detachment of the 1 Battalion 7 of the US Marine Corps. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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An Afghan soldier follows US marines while loading a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Camp Lesernek to conduct operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 18 on August 2014. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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US marines are preparing to load a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Camp Lesernek to conduct operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 18 in August 2014. Marines are assigned to the Bravo Company 1 Battalion 7 Regiment of the US Marine Corps. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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US marines are waiting inside the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before starting operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 18 of the 2014 year. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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Junior Corporal US Marine Corps Javier Martinez (Javier Martinez) with a mine detector searches for improvised explosive devices during operations in Helmand, Afghanistan, 18-th August 2014-th year. Martinez is a sapper company Bravo 1 of the battalion 7 of the US Marine Corps. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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US Marine Corps Sergeant Warren Sparks (Warren Sparks), in the center, shows the US Marine Corps Corporal Deshaun Jackson's security position during operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 18 of August 2014. Sparks is the squad leader, and Jackson is the squadron commander of the Bravo Company 1 Battalion, 7 Battalion, US Marine Corps. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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The corporal of the US Marine Corps, Deshaun Jackson, provides security from within a position during an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 18 of 2014. Jackson is the commander of the Bravo company fire group of the 1 th battalion of the US Navy 7 regiment. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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The junior corporal of the US Marine Corps, Javier Nunez, provides security around a tree line during an operation in Helmand, Afghanistan, 18 in August 2014. Núñez is a machine gunner for Bravo Company, the 1 Battalion, the US Navy 7 Regiment. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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Corporal US Marine Corps Kyle Greenwood (Kyle Greenwood) provides security units during operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 18 of August 2014 year. Greenwood is the commander of the Bravo Company Fire Group of the 1 Battalion, 7, US Marine Regiment. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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US marines and soldiers of the Afghan National Army cross open fields on their way to the action base of the intelligence unit during an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on August 18 of the 2014 year. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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An Afghan watches as US marines and soldiers of the Afghan National Army cross open fields on the way to the base of operations of the intelligence unit during operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, 18 on August 2014. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)

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Junior Corporal of the United States Marine Corps Danny Robinson (Danny Robinson), in the foreground, carries a M240B machine gun on his back while maneuvering to a patrol base during an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 18 of August 2014. Robinson is a machine gunner for the Bravo Company 1 Battalion of the 7 US Regiment. Photo of Sergeant US Marine Corps Joseph Scanlon (Joseph Scanlan)
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 12 September 2014 09: 13
    +13
    The equipment, of course, is at its best; you can’t refuse this Indos.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 12 September 2014 12: 07
      +5
      Personally, I liked the mine detector on the fifth photographic, when the Russian military-industrial complex does something like this ... The HP900EK KORSHUN locator should not be offered because of its weight - the weight of the device when using 5.1 kilograms, the weight of the kit is 13 kilograms, something like AN / PSS-14.

      The AN / PSS-14 mine detector is one of the best devices in this class. It is equipped with a modern metal detector and a radar capable of detecting objects below the surface of the earth.
      The mine detector has a multiprocessor control system with advanced software, which allows to increase the probability of successful detection of mines up to 95 percent. At the same time, developers have reduced the likelihood of a false positive. The device allows you to detect mines of all types - in metal, wooden and plastic cases, anti-tank and anti-personnel. Mine detection is accompanied by a sound signal.
      The device runs on ordinary batteries, weighs about 3,7 kilograms, fits in a small suitcase for carrying and can be used by one operator.
      1. abdrah
        abdrah 12 September 2014 15: 13
        +1
        And why do you need it (mine detector)? If to search for cents (bully ) then it doesn’t work, discrimination problems, digging quickly get tired. Well, if for the direct purpose of searching for mines, that is, they are for little money -
        http://allegro.pl/wojskowy-impulsowy-wykrywacz-metalu-nato-dhpm-1a-i4592026939.h

        tml or
        http://allegro.pl/wykrywacz-min-wojskowy-w-4-p-a-nieuzywany-i4592293999.html
        (the rate of the Polish zloty to the ruble is approximately x10)
        Take my word for it - brochures are able to write in the West, but nobody canceled the laws of physics. In my humble experience, I’ll say that the 10-year-old minelab explorer 2 is no worse than the new CTX 3030 minelab, the price has only grown 3 times, except ...
    2. Professor
      12 September 2014 13: 25
      +4
      Quote: Vladimirets
      The equipment, of course, is at its best; the Americans cannot refuse this.

      The trigger for the placement of this selection by me was this photo and the fact that the soldier had on his hand.


      PS
      In photo 06, Jackson has an interesting little thing on his back ...
      1. Karlsonn
        Karlsonn 12 September 2014 14: 57
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        The trigger for the placement of this selection by me was this photo and the fact that the soldier had on his hand.


        and what's in there?
        1. Professor
          12 September 2014 15: 14
          +2
          Quote: Karlsonn
          and what's in there?

          bourgeois GPS

          PS
          Here it is close-up


          1. Karlsonn
            Karlsonn 12 September 2014 18: 08
            +7
            Quote: Professor
            bourgeois GPS


            Thank you.
            I look at the photos and understand that they are a mustache of the looter.
            1. Professor
              13 September 2014 08: 43
              +2
              Quote: Karlsonn
              I look at the photos and understand that they are a mustache of the looter.

              You will not please you. laughing

              Quote: abdrah
              About 200 dollars for "fuck" costs a gadget with mail. There is nothing supernatural in it.

              I am glad that such gadgets do not cause you surprise. That's why they are bourgeois. wassat
          2. abdrah
            abdrah 13 September 2014 03: 17
            0
            "bourgeois GPS"
            - About 200 dollars for "fuck" costs a gadget with mail. There is nothing supernatural in it.
            http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-Foretrex-401-Portable-Navigator-010-00777-00-/360
            653283598? Pt = GPS_Devices & hash = item53f89c610e
            P.S. I bought the harmine "Nuvi 500" about 8 years ago, it still suits, I just put a Ketai battery with a larger capacity so that it could hold at least a day. Sometimes update the cards and everything is ok.
      2. STALGRAD76
        STALGRAD76 12 September 2014 15: 49
        -5
        I hope you have enough prudence and you will not post here a photo from "Sea Breeze - 2014", even if you notice a "portable sounder probe" between the legs of a sailor
        1. Professor
          12 September 2014 17: 40
          +4
          Quote: STALGRAD76
          I hope you have enough prudence and you will not post here a photo from "Sea Breeze - 2014", even if you notice a "portable sounder probe" between the legs of a sailor

          As they say, is not correct, pass by. hi
    3. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 12 September 2014 14: 34
      0
      Quote: Vladimirets
      The equipment, of course, is at its best; you can’t refuse this Indos.


      "Warrior" will be better, like the "polite" ones.
      1. Prikaz4ikov1992
        Prikaz4ikov1992 12 September 2014 16: 01
        -1
        "Warrior" will be better, like the "polite" ones.


        First, the warrior has not yet been adopted. Secondly, by characteristics, it is worse and very strong.
        1. STALGRAD76
          STALGRAD76 12 September 2014 16: 13
          0
          Observe decency, give arguments and facts.
    4. LukaSaraev
      LukaSaraev 14 September 2014 15: 54
      0
      Why is ours worse? We didn’t allow the fighters, but ourselves, what a sin, we also used light sneakers. It's hot there. The helmet is different, I see. It’s not a fact that it’s cooler when it’s 48 in the shade.
  2. bmv04636
    bmv04636 12 September 2014 09: 13
    +10
    Gallant soldiers "light elves" moved forward to control how the herch was harvested.
  3. 0255
    0255 12 September 2014 09: 23
    0
    After these pictures, I have to take off my hat to the American "freedom fighters" who risk their lives like protecting Afghans from terrorism?
    1. Orang
      Orang 12 September 2014 12: 00
      +10
      Quote: 0255
      After these pictures, I have to take off my hat to the American "freedom fighters" who risk their lives like protecting Afghans from terrorism?

      Just perceive this as entertaining information is not fate?
  4. Aydar
    Aydar 12 September 2014 09: 26
    +4
    probably the Afghans are very unpleasant for the presence of blacks on their land. Afghans experienced strong Iranian influence and the influence of the Arabs, probably aware of the fact that the Arabs slave trade among black wild slaves was even more widespread among the Arabs than the whites, therefore, Negroes are largely perceived as descendants of slaves.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 12 September 2014 09: 28
      +9
      Quote: Aydar
      among the Arabs, the slave trade of black wild slaves was developed even more widely than among the whites; therefore, the Negroes are still largely perceived as descendants of slaves.

      Arabs traded not only blacks, but in general all who did not have time to escape.
      1. Alex_Popovson
        Alex_Popovson 12 September 2014 15: 46
        +4
        But blacks are still very disliked. No Arabs, no Persians, no Pashtuns, no one at all. In Saudi Arabia, as far as I know, the presumption of guilt is generally applied to them in advance. By the way, something I often began to express intolerance to chocolates, is this normal?
        1. psiho117
          psiho117 12 September 2014 19: 12
          +5
          Quote: Alex_Popovson
          But blacks are still very disliked. No Arabs, no Persians, no Pashtuns, no one at all.

          But blacks, in addition to the blacks themselves, do not like anyone at all. The lamb doesn’t even like them, see Fergusson.

          The only field in which blacks stand out is the production of pornographic films)) Otherwise, complete darkness, extremely wild, irreconcilable and socially useless guys.
          1. il grand casino
            il grand casino 12 September 2014 20: 42
            +2
            Quote: psiho117
            Quote: Alex_Popovson
            But blacks are still very disliked. No Arabs, no Persians, no Pashtuns, no one at all.

            But blacks, in addition to the blacks themselves, do not like anyone at all. The lamb doesn’t even like them, see Fergusson.

            The only field in which blacks stand out is the production of pornographic films)) Otherwise, complete darkness, extremely wild, irreconcilable and socially useless guys.


            That's it ... I just remembered the familiar Negro ... I sometimes get treatment with him. The doctor is very good ... doctor of medical sciences. Lectures in parallel at the university ...
            1. psiho117
              psiho117 13 September 2014 01: 02
              +4
              Quote: il grand casino

              That's it ... I just remembered the familiar Negro ...


              Well, not everyone can walk on cars to set fire and beat windows)) someone presides, someone in a jazz band puffs out his cheeks ...
              and, still Negro-loaders are always needed and important, the US Army is nowhere without them.

              Well, if it's no joke - at the previous place of work I had a Negro as a replacement, such a fancy lad from Sierra Leone, his name is Alpha. Cool people, worked together for 4 years, and he helped me out many times, and I helped him. And what is interesting, he was in a better position with the management than 80% of the "indigenous", he was not late for work, did not drink (well, at the workplace, of course, he was not a miss drinks), etc.
              But what’s the catch - he brought his acquaintances several times to work - so even a loader did not work for more than 2 weeks - either absenteeism, then tardiness, then drunkenness, while doing the job with such laziness and reluctance ...

              So it turns out that one Alpha (who actually got married here, considers himself a Ukrainian, and spanks in our opinion better than many "Russians") has 3-4 lazy stinking monkeys for whom the doctor cited by you as an example didn’t drive.
              1. Alex_Popovson
                Alex_Popovson 13 September 2014 04: 32
                +1
                Psycho, did you also notice that a very specific smell emanates from blacks?
                1. psiho117
                  psiho117 13 September 2014 05: 37
                  +1
                  Yes, you don’t go into the locker room after the shift, it’s a mess after these guys. Xs why, apparently, their physiology is such
            2. Alex_Popovson
              Alex_Popovson 13 September 2014 04: 30
              0
              from ... that’s what I just remembered a black man I knew ... I sometimes get treatment from him. The doctor is very good ... doctor of medical sciences. Lectures in parallel at the university ...

              Apparently, you have gained a lot! Especially in grammar.
              .I am treated sometimes. The doctor is very good ... doctor

              And what is the doctor's specialty?
              Lectures in parallel at the university ...

              Oh, well, what else Angolan Nigra, which (in a good way) mudohali teach to the whole Union - and they can teach, lecture read.
              By the way, did you listen to his lectures? Maybe one water there?
              1. il grand casino
                il grand casino 13 September 2014 13: 03
                0
                I and grammar things are not compatible. I won’t even argue. The doctor is a urologist (you know the kidneys ...). It has nothing to do with the Union. He is from South Africa. He studied there. Doctorate defended in Germany. Then he worked at the University Hospital of Bonn. He gives guest lectures at the universities of Berlin and Bonn. Conducts some other seminars at the University of Essen. I am not a medic. I am an economist (with a bias towards quantitative logistics). But here they pay so much for giving guest lectures ... that they will not disclose a bad specialist.
                Yes, and you need to make an appointment with the doctor for a month and a half, sometimes - it’s the turn.
                P.S. Smell, it's really physiology. For them, we also stink. Although sometimes just a lack of hygiene)))
  5. bear
    bear 12 September 2014 09: 31
    +3
    Punishers at work.
    1. 0255
      0255 12 September 2014 11: 25
      0
      an unknown supporter of shit democracy has already begun its work on minus anti-American comments laughing
      1. 0255
        0255 12 September 2014 11: 46
        0
        the malicious work of the unknown minus signer continues wassat
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 12 September 2014 11: 51
          +5
          Quote: 0255
          the malicious work of the unknown minus signer continues

          Try another post, if there is still a minus, then the system. wink
      2. Neksel
        Neksel 12 September 2014 12: 08
        +1
        Quote: 0255
        an unknown supporter of shit democracy has already begun its work on minus anti-American comments laughing

        It looks like the disadvantages are not because of the protection of "crap" but simply for stupidity.
        1. 0255
          0255 12 September 2014 12: 16
          -1
          Quote: Neksel
          It looks like the disadvantages are not because of the protection of "crap" but simply for stupidity.

          Is it stupid to dislike US politics? In your opinion, I am a dull quilted jacket and a Slavic barbarian who wears a hat with earflaps in the summer, who cannot understand Western "values"?
          Vladimir Today, 11: 51 ↑
          Try another post, if there is still a minus, then the system.

          Yes, let them minus how much will fit fellow
          1. Karlsonn
            Karlsonn 12 September 2014 12: 45
            +2
            Quote: 0255
            Yes, let them minus how much will fit


            And in honor of what they will minus? Photo is photo.
            1. Neksel
              Neksel 12 September 2014 13: 05
              +1
              Quote: Karlsonn
              And in honor of what they will minus? Photo is photo.

              It seems to me that such photos, if desired, can be dug up on any army in the world. There is not a single army in which all the soldiers without exception are "white and fluffy". Everywhere there are normal people and bastards - who get into such cadres, But they do not represent the entire army .. The difference is usually in the percentage of which prevails.
              And if on the topic - the presented photos in my opinion - are beautiful and professional. They would be discussed, because this is the topic of publication. The rest is offtopic, IMHO.
              And if there will be a publication on the theme of photos laid out by comrade 0255 - I think many will discuss it with great pleasure.
              1. 0255
                0255 12 September 2014 13: 44
                -4
                Quote: Neksel
                It seems to me that such photos, if desired, can be dug up on any army in the world. There is not a single army in which all the soldiers without exception are "white and fluffy". Everywhere there are normal people and bastards - who get into such cadres, But they do not represent the entire army .. The difference is usually in the percentage of which prevails.

                in the US army, murderers and rapists have always prevailed. In the Soviet army there are much fewer
                1. Neksel
                  Neksel 12 September 2014 13: 55
                  +1
                  Quote: 0255
                  in the US army, murderers and rapists have always prevailed. In the Soviet army there are much fewer

                  Here I would like, in more detail. Can you confirm this statement with some evidence?
                  1. karbofos
                    karbofos 12 September 2014 14: 28
                    +2
                    According to data published in the American press, in 2013 the number of cases of sexual violence in the US Army increased by 50%, which is almost two times higher than in previous years. Over the year, a record number of allegations of sexual offenses in the US Army were recorded.

                    Experts believe that such a surge in appeals to the authorities with allegations of sexual violence in the US army is evidence of its weakness at the system level, the army is unable to protect against sexual violence.

                    Based on the data published in 2013, about 10% of the crimes that were publicized were committed against young people before they were officially enlisted in the US Army. However, US officials claim that the surge in allegations of harassment is the result of greater confidence in the future and independence of the US military than in the past.

                    A recent Pentagon official report said that the number of reports of cases of sexual violence in the US military over the past year increased by 46%.
                  2. 0255
                    0255 12 September 2014 14: 32
                    -1
                    Quote: Neksel
                    Here I would like, in more detail. Can you confirm this statement with some evidence?

                    Forever you demand evidence ...
                    Here is a documentary film "Afghan" for you - watch it and you will find out what the mujahideen say today about "Russian occupiers" and "carriers of democracy", and much more interesting things.

                    Here is an article about the bombing of Yugoslavia by the Americans in 1944:
                    The inhabitants of Yugoslavia have a firm belief that the British and Americans are killing civilians, while the Russian brothers do not even bomb German cities, not like Serbian ones. There was a strong belief that Russian soldiers were fighting only with an armed enemy, and not with a civilian population - women, children and the elderly.

                    Full text:
                    http://topwar.ru/38816-krovavaya-pasha-bombardirovki-belgrada-v-aprele-1944-goda
                    .html
                    The USSR did not bomb residential quarters during WWII, like the Americans did.
                    Read how the Serbs met the Russian paratroopers in 1999:
                    http://topwar.ru/29954-prishtinskiy-bros.....eda-rossii.html

                    Do you think the Serbs were just as happy to welcome the "peacekeepers" from NATO?
              2. Karlsonn
                Karlsonn 12 September 2014 15: 00
                +3
                Quote: Neksel
                And if on the topic - the presented photos in my opinion - are beautiful and professional. They would be discussed, because this is the topic of publication. The rest is offtopic, IMHO.


                I get it. I agree with you.
                what Well, maybe these pictures will let minuscule people go.

                On the picture :

                Boeing B-17G-20-BO bomber “Flying Fortress” (proper name - “Miss Donna Mae II”), came under 1000-pound (453,6 kg) bombs from another B-17 when flying into Berlin. Bombs smashed the left horizontal stabilizer, the plane went into uncontrolled rotation, at an altitude of 4 km due to overloads, its wings broke off and it crashed to the ground. The whole crew died.

                1. Karlsonn
                  Karlsonn 12 September 2014 15: 06
                  +2
                  The plane from which the photo was taken is also B-17 (Lockheed-Vega B-17G-30-VE serial number 42-97791, name is "Trudy"). Both aircraft are from the 332th bomber squadron of the 94th bomber group of the 8th US Air Force fleet (332nd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force).
                  1. Karlsonn
                    Karlsonn 12 September 2014 15: 07
                    0
                    List of crew members of the deceased B-17:
                    1st Lt. Marion U. Reid - commander;
                    2nd Lt. Lewis T. Carter - co-pilot;
                    2nd Lt. Roger F. Tessier - navigator;
                    2nd Lt. Stanley D. Duffield - scorer;
                    T / Sgt. Lee Z. Kieffer - engineer / shooter top mount;
                    T / Sgt. John F. Boone - Rad;
                    T / Sgt. John B. Davis - radar operator;
                    S / Sgt. Ludwig H. Huth - ball shooter;
                    S / Sgt. Richard E. Brennan - starboard shooter;
                    S / Sgt. James A. Kalahar - port side gunner;
                    S / Sgt. Willard M. Christensen - tail gunner.
                    1. Karlsonn
                      Karlsonn 12 September 2014 15: 09
                      +2
                      all photos are clickable.
                2. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 13 September 2014 22: 01
                  +1
                  What is there to be surprised? They took in some air raids
                  the participation of several COT heavy bombers. The sky was black from
                  planes ... And collisions, and damage with their bombs,
                  without this, there is no way in operations of this magnitude.
          2. Neksel
            Neksel 12 September 2014 12: 58
            +4
            Quote: 0255
            Is it stupid to love US politics? In your opinion, I am a dull quilted jacket and a Slavic barbarian who wears a hat with earflaps in the summer, who cannot understand Western "values"?

            Didn't say that. But the topic of the article is not US policy.
  6. zoknyay82
    zoknyay82 12 September 2014 09: 45
    0
    Quote: Vladimirets
    The equipment, of course, is at its best; you can’t refuse this Indos.

    Yeah, the equipment also includes a dry closet, diapers and a rubber woman, for this equipment the Serbs named them Indos.
    1. Professor
      12 September 2014 13: 33
      +5
      Quote: zoknyay82
      Yeah, the equipment also includes a dry closet, diapers and a rubber woman, for this equipment the Serbs named them Indos.

      I did not notice here a photo of a dry closet, diapers and a rubber woman. For what reason do they seem to you?
      Who called them that is not known for certain, but this is neither cold nor hot for the Americans.
      "Ay, Pug, know she is strong, if she barks at an elephant" lol
  7. asadov
    asadov 12 September 2014 09: 50
    +2
    photos were not impressed. Feeling posed.
  8. 0255
    0255 12 September 2014 10: 05
    +10
    here are a couple of true photos:

    democratizers with star-striped and fascist flags:

    drug exports from Afghanistan to the United States increased:

    I hope this "Apache" will not de-democratize anyone else. I wonder for what non-combat reason he was written off?

    poor shit crying

    Americans are big lovers of killing and raping civilians, regardless of their gender and age:

    when will the professor show us such photos?
  9. Lyton
    Lyton 12 September 2014 10: 06
    +2
    Why all these photos, to show the brave Amerov’s fighters, have not received stars for a long time, as in Somalia.
  10. Aslan
    Aslan 12 September 2014 10: 10
    +1
    Without a rubber woman, nowhere.
  11. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 12 September 2014 10: 14
    +8
    Interesting pictures.
    Especially two. Where the nigerian marine supposedly covers someone from the building, leaning out of the window almost to the waist and where his glasses give glare from the reflected daylight (potential sniper victim).
    And the second one is where the person stands to the left of the building holding something on the front sight of the M-4 and at the same time resting it on the right shoulder (he stands completely open to defeat enemy fire, ignoring the instructions on tactics where in such a situation you need to stand under the cover of the building and fire from the left shoulder).
    This suggests that the Americans are not so good at preparing their marines for military operations in military units. Or these guys are relaxed to the impossible and therefore exhibit the behavior of not scared idiots.

    He also pins a man who fumbles with a mine detector on tall grass where he doesn’t see nichrome and he has every chance to fly up into the air from a banner (which consists of a mine from a non-metal body and a tension cord, from a nylon line for example).
    He also pins the person who instructs his subordinate with a gesture of his hand, indicating to him the place where he should take a position. (And he also has every chance of being shot by a sniper, not this time, but the other).
    Also pleased with the pictures, where crossing the open space, the vaunted marines go to a fork in the air looking at the ground and completely not observing the situation around, at least in a certain sector. The weapons are carried in such a way that they will not be able to use them immediately, for example, to instantly return fire when attacking a unit.
    1. STALGRAD76
      STALGRAD76 12 September 2014 10: 26
      +10
      Conclusion - exemplary demonstrative posing for the camera with the message "we control everything, everything is captured," I think the place was not chosen the most partisan dangerous, and judging by their small backpacks, they were not going to walk for a long time, and the equipment did not impress, now in a specialized store you can equip yourself no worse ...
  12. Neksel
    Neksel 12 September 2014 10: 49
    +3
    10th recalled the landscapes of Gaza.
    1. Neksel
      Neksel 12 September 2014 12: 11
      -1
      Quote: Neksel
      10th recalled the landscapes of Gaza.

      Here's a "minus" for me - just for the flag :)
  13. bmv04636
    bmv04636 12 September 2014 11: 16
    +5
    I'm wondering after our "occupation" Afghanistan got:
    1. Puli-Khumri-II hydropower plant with a capacity of 9 thous. KW per p. Kungduz 1962
    2. TPP at a nitrogen fertilizer plant with a capacity of 48 thousand kW (4х12) 1 line - 1972
    Stage II - 1974 (36 MW) Expansion - 1982 (up to 48 MW)
    3. Dam and HPP "Naglu" on the river. Kabul with a capacity of 100 thousand kW 1966 expansion - 1974
    4. Power lines with substations from the Puli-Khumri-II Hydropower Plant to the town of Baglan and Kunduz (110 km) 1967,
    5. Transmission lines with a 35 / 6 kV substation from a thermal power plant at a nitrogen fertilizer plant to Mazar-i-Sheriff (17,6 km), 1972,
    6-8. An electrical substation in the northwestern part of Kabul and a 110 kV power transmission line from the Vostochnaya electrical substation (25 km) 1974, etc.
    And what did the "light elves" build ha all these years of occupation, except for bloody shit and opium and marijuana fields.
    1. 0255
      0255 12 September 2014 11: 23
      +5
      Quote: bmv04636
      And what did the "light elves" build ha all these years of occupation, except for bloody shit and opium and marijuana fields.

      To build is not their part. And bombing with drones is always welcome. Even the Mujahideen, who fought with the Soviet troops in 1979-1989, complain that under the USSR it was much better.
  14. Max adelheid
    Max adelheid 12 September 2014 11: 32
    +3
    Something is not pictures of the brave Ji-Aek on the background of poppy jungle ... lol
  15. Kostyanich
    Kostyanich 12 September 2014 12: 03
    +3
    Professor, and what are the Americans doing in Afghanistan because the USA is on the other side of the Earth?
    1. Professor
      12 September 2014 13: 21
      0
      Quote: kostyanich
      Professor, and what are the Americans doing in Afghanistan because the USA is on the other side of the Earth?

      Their limited contingent there fulfills its international duty. More precisely, now they are all multinational !!! forces are leaving Afghanistan. wink
  16. da Vinci
    da Vinci 12 September 2014 12: 53
    +4
    It is one thing when the United States is at war with one semi-feudal country, and another when the USSR has fought with a dozen high-tech countries of the world.
  17. special
    special 12 September 2014 15: 36
    +1
    Quote: Vladimirets
    The equipment, of course, is at its best; you can’t refuse this Indos.

    Yes, their gear is a class ...
  18. Rigla
    Rigla 12 September 2014 16: 59
    +3
    I wish the Taliban more corpses of hated mattresses to send home in zinc.
  19. Massik
    Massik 12 September 2014 17: 01
    +3
    Photos 10 and 11. With the machine gunner, does the tape go to the lower left pouch visible in the last photo or to the shoulder bag like in the upcoming one? The total number of cartridges in bk is interesting ..
    Photo 09, here it is the moment of truth. I don't know what or who he is covering, but almost his entire body sticks out in front of a potential enemy, he aims from the right shoulder, resting his super-mega block on the rifle against the wall, although the position implies shooting from the left. From which the conclusion follows either this corporal Dur.K (well, how long can you censor this word, it’s not that abusive, or use the word "idio," and that is also censorship - well, what kind of a work of a writer is there laughing ), or a production photo made by a tyap-profane journalist.
    According to the general impression, I did not notice any special superiority over us. Out of tasty shoes and a helmet mount for a "night light" - ours are otherwise packed just as well, albeit for their own money ...
    Tash.strannik did not read your comment, so essentially repeated ... Sorry laughing
  20. ICT
    ICT 12 September 2014 17: 37
    +1
    By the way, and this one, that the first goes behind the antenna is the connection?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 14 September 2014 19: 41
      +1
      Acoustic sensor? Beat source of fire. I saw these in jeeps.
      1. ICT
        ICT 14 September 2014 20: 35
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Acoustic sensor?


        yes no, it’s still a connection,

        found something similar with us, but not a fact of course

        http://topwar.ru/34996-organizaciya-svyazi-v-brigadah-suhoputnyh-voysk-ssha.html
        1. ICT
          ICT 14 September 2014 20: 37
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          .............
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  22. Lopatov
    Lopatov 12 September 2014 19: 27
    +4
    And I personally like these foty ... Glamorous so


    1. Ptah
      Ptah 13 September 2014 19: 17
      0
      Quote: Spade
      And I personally like these foty ...

      Well, it's like in a famous song -
      "The stem of the wild rosemary is crumpled ..."

      And here is "Ivan-tea". Ugh, you ... - "Weidenroschen". Or is it "hans-tee"? -
  23. Denis fj
    Denis fj 13 September 2014 00: 45
    0
    Russian paratroopers of the Americans in Yugoslavia called "ami". This concept has migrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “S” in Serbian-Croatian means “penguins”. The fact is that the American military always wore full uniforms, in bulletproof vests, with flashlights, walkie-talkies, etc., and at the same time they ridiculously turned over like penguins. Entering the army, the Americans sign a contract stating that if they get injured and they don’t have full uniforms on them, they will not be paid insurance. Therefore, the US military never goes light
    1. Professor
      13 September 2014 08: 46
      +2
      Quote: denis fj
      Entering the army, the Americans sign a contract stating that if they get injured and they don’t have full uniforms on them, they will not be paid insurance.

      Send the bikes.
      Is it possible to see the bale of such an agreement?

      PS
      So this insurance does not shine on the left?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 14 September 2014 19: 32
        +1
        It shines reprimand and fine. For the color of t-shirts and underpants.
        They should be dark, masking color. fool
        1. Professor
          14 September 2014 20: 52
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          It shines reprimand and fine. For the color of t-shirts and underpants.
          They should be dark, masking color. fool

          So we are talking about insurance and the payment of survivor benefits ...
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 15 September 2014 12: 44
            +1
            Is he wearing a helmet? - in a helmet. In bulletproof vest? - in body armor.
            From the point of view of insurance - the soldier is okay. wink
            1. Professor
              15 September 2014 13: 55
              +1
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Is he wearing a helmet? - in a helmet. In bulletproof vest? - in body armor.
              From the point of view of insurance - the soldier is okay. wink

              Stop telling stories. Show us such an item from their contract. The fact that he pulled on his helmet and bronik, just wants to live. yes
              1. ICT
                ICT 15 September 2014 16: 39
                0
                Quote: Professor
                Show us such an item from their contract


                I don’t know how they have it in the West, but for example we don’t have (there was not for the period before 1999) a separate contract for life and health insurance, and everyone is insured by default in VSK, i.e. for broken arms and legs drunk out of office hours, insurance received at a time, the main thing about the team do not forget drinks

                maybe they also have something like this
    2. ICT
      ICT 13 September 2014 09: 49
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      Quote: denis fj
      Russian paratroopers of the Americans in Yugoslavia called "ami". This concept has migrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “S” in Serbian-Croatian means “penguins”


      And I was told that they were called "p-in-d-o-sami"
      and even when the Americans came to visit us, then all the canisters on their car (and there are more than one on them) are fastened with a cable and locked

      and even the same paratroopers said that the first two salaries were given to the chief finances, etc. superiors
  24. nomad74
    nomad74 13 September 2014 02: 40
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    Quote: special
    Quote: Vladimirets
    The equipment, of course, is at its best; you can’t refuse this Indos.

    Yes, their gear is a class ...


    We have no problems with operating time, there is a problem with aramid fabrics and threads, since the Chemical Fiber enterprises were destroyed in the 90s and now they are replaced with aramid fabrics. There are hypermarkets and other nonsense.
  25. Beiderlei
    Beiderlei 17 January 2015 16: 22
    0
    This photo is this photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!