Second Line of Defense in Afghanistan

6/9/12Second Line of Defense’s Murielle Delaporte is with the French forces in Afghanistan and will report next week on her time with the French military.

The French have primary responsibility for the Kapisa Province within the multinational command.

Today, a suicide bomber attacked the French forces, killing four soldiers and injuring Afghans and French alike as well. [1]

Delaporte noted that some of the soldiers were part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team working for the development of Afghanistan. We will report more when we have it. [2]

 

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[1] http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/09/us-afghanistan-soldiers-idUSBRE85805B20120609

[2] Murielle is the editor of a French defense magazine, which focuses on support and logistics, and in this capacity she is embedded with the French forces. She is the co-founder of Second Line of Defense (http://www.sldmag.com/)

 

For a video that looks at US and French operations in 2009 in the province see below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDbtmDRHno

 

 

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