On this day August 11, 2003

On this day In Afghanistan NATO took command of the 5,000-strong international peacekeeping force in Kabul, its 1st deployment outside Europe.

I spent the majority of my almost 7 years deployed in Afghanistan. I can vouch that bases and fobs that Nato took over turned to shit. Kandahar was a place where no officer wanted to be called in charge of in fear of the impact on their careers. The infrastructure had no control or planning and units of all countries staked their flag in an area and did as they pleased. The power grid for the base looked like something created out of mad max. I am def not a fan of Nato and truly think they are part of our problems.

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