2009 Military news report
Story 1: 4th Brigade Combat Team - Korengal Valley Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in fire-fight with the Taliban in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan and fight their way out of an ambush. Air support called in to attack Taliban positions. Sights and sounds of automatic weapons fire as U.S. ground forces engage insurgents in combat. Story 2: New U.S. Security Agreement U.S. Security Agreement to have combat troops out of Iraqi cities by June 30th has passed. U.S. Troops have pulled back to the International Zone where they are quick reactionary forces. Shows low aerial view of Baghdad. Story 3: Coalition Forces Guard Border Crossing Coalition Forces watch traffic at Torkham Gate, border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Trucks brings supplies into Afghanistan and travel along Afghanistan roads. Shows damage done to roadway by IED. Shows vehicles burning, aftermath of attack by Taliban on 40-supply trucks. Story 4: Kunar Province, Afghanistan Kunar Province Afghanistan. Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) lead by a U.S. woman soldier at work in Afghanistan Story 5: Clearing Land Mines In Afghanistan Shows how Coalition Forces are de-mining Afghanistan. Shows warning signs and colored stakes denoting safe and hazardous areas. Shows explosion of land mine as de-mining vehicle rolls through mine field. Story 6: Artillery Exercise Shows artillery team setting up a large gun during an exercise. Story 7: Ballistic Missile Defense System - Hawaii Hickam Air Force Base Hawaii, ballistic missile defense system to protect the Pacific region. Story 8: Beekeepers Helping Afghanistan Agriculture Shows how U.S. beekeepers are helping the Afghanistan people earn income and pollinate their fruit orchards. Beehives and be
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Helicopter gunship toward camera; young Russian soldier plays guitar, sings about how miserable Afghanistan is (helicopter footage intercut-- all subtitled); Russian military band marches in Afghanistan, playing martial song; Soviet soldiers drill-- street fighting with rifles; soldiers marching & chanting near barracks; soldiers perform judo-like fighting drill; vs marching & drilling around base; soldiers pair off in mock hand-to-hand combat (like movie fighting); pan soldiers sitting close together, looking sad; tank by destroyed building; Russian soldier explaining why they're there (Don VO translates); nice tele < on row of army helicopters pulling out; vs copters & transport planes take off; helicopter pilot POV over ground; huge Aeroflot transport plane by on runway; handsome Russian soldier tells story of a helicopter brought down by a stinger missile; soldiers play chess under camouflage netting; mounted gun turret; int. empty primitive hospital; great CU tense-looking radioman peering out through protective bars; gun turrets on ground; aiming mortar; soldier looks thru binoculars from bunker; tank fires; many rockets fire from behind bunker (good, scary); interview w/ wounded Russian in hospital intercut with stills from battle, ws full hospital ward; soldier showing and describing mine to unseen audience, pan to soldiers in green helmets listening; soldier asks commander a question about the mines, pull back to show commander and troops together as commander answers; soldiers with large dog looking for mines; 00:14:30 tank rolls toward camera; pan of base, barbed wire fence, jeeps approaching entrance; soldier sits on top of tank drinking and stares at camera; tractor moves toward camera; soldier shows obelisk being built in memory of dead comrades; pan of bridge with tanks underneath, truck crossing bridge; soldier sings and plays guitar sitting among fellow soldiers; bride and groom place flowers on memorial where fire burns, crowd of people in background watch; CU of bride and groom placing flowers on fire memorial for dead soldiers; crowds at torch memorial intercut w/ CU of face of soldier singing; still of soldier's face cut to bride's face, w/ groom, bride explains why people come to the memorial; another couple explaining importance of eternal flame; man takes picture of wedding party in front of memorial; still of picture taken; more of wedding party pose, pan of memorial, eternal flame, flowers laid out; people select flowers from elderly woman, boxes, man pays woman for flowers; CU flowers on memorial, man holding flowers out; elderly women selling flowers; women ask why filming and praise Gorbachev; POV walk down lane behind women; man singing song in background again; WS people walking under gate, CU tombstone in Russian of soldier decorated with flowers; more tombstones; woman crying among tombstones; more tombstones; pan man looking to tombstone; CU woman looking at tombstone and talking about her dead son; shot from rear of her looking at his grave; CU of tombstone with flaming star on it; woman cleans gravesite; talking head woman in home talking about her dead son and CU of his photograph, black dog, television set, CU of woman's face talking to camera; woman talking with arms crossed; son's grave; CU picture of son; woman dabs at eyes with handkerchief; picture of little boy with pony; CU soldier's helmet with flowers; original shot of young soldier playing guitar and singing. CREDITS.
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Military News Reports - Military occupation, Helmand Province 2010
Combat Outpost Sher located deep in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. This is the front lines of the war in January 2010 for the men of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines and a component of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army). The Marines and ANA Soldiers move out through farm land and quickly start taking fire from hidden Taliban fighters. Sounds of gunfire as Marines take cover. Helmand Province Afghanistan. Troops from Great Britain in Afghanistan. In the British sector units of the British 4 Rifles Mechanized Infantry Regiment battle an unseen enemy that fires through murder holes in walls. View of murder hole through a rifle scope as puff of smoke comes from rifle barrel. Image of British sniper on watch. Murder holes are marked with spray paint. British troops dive for cover as they come under fire or take fire. British Troops return fire. Sound of gunfire. British sniper takes out shooter using murder hole. Basra Iraq. Counterfeit Iraqi and American money creates problems for Iraqi merchants in Basra City. Daily life at Combat Outpost Sher in Afghanistan. Marine shaves, eat meals, haircuts, laundry, and staying fit. Images of Marines sleeping when they can. Plywood sign on wooden cross reads äóìAmerican Heroes That Gave Alläó and a list of four names. Nawa District Afghanistan. Marines share a meal and exchange gifts as Marines prepare to rotate out. Bagram Airfield Afghanistan. Shows a CROWS II (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station) mounted on a M1114 up-armored HMMWV military vehicle. Shows gunner inside military vehicle at gun controls. Gunner fires CROWS II gun while remaining safely inside vehicle. Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan. USO Tour. Celebrities Anna Kournikova, Professional Tennis Player, and singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Basra Iraq. Husband and wife Apache Helicopter pilots serve together in Iraq. Images of two Apache helicopters on runway with rotors turning. Image of helicopter pilot and copilot/gunner, Apache helicopter take off and in flight.
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INTERVIEW CONTINUES: David Susskind Okay, is your experience any different? Thomas Leckinger Not Really. David Susskind You've been wounded. Thomas Leckinger I was wounded twice. The first time was in an ambush. was late that afternoon, which is probably the worst time in the world to get ambushed. We were just trying to set up for the night David Susskind Why is the worst time Thomas Leckinger because then you're stuck in it for the middle of the night. You don't have time to set up your defenses and get squared away for the before being a defensive position before dark goes and everybody's scattered all over the place. And we walked into a horseshoe shaped ambush. And I got shot. I was machine gunner. I was in the tail platoon actually it was a company size operation. And when the people in the front got blown away they brought up the machine guns gathered all the guys in the machine guns and basically went up and just spray the area and as we were doing that, that's when I got hit and I got shot in the arm. It's gonna Larry mentioned if you had a hot Elzy it took quite a while to get a metal that kind of stuff. I got hit about 530 in the afternoon. I never get out to about three in the morning. Because they were shooting down the meta vaxes We were given the people out the helicopters, the medical evacuation helicopters, they would be shooting those down. So I got out of there. I spent about a month in the hospital and went back to the field. This was in Cambodia. By the way. I was part of the Cambodian invasion. Went back to the field finished the David Susskind Did we invade Cambodia. We weren't supposed invade. What's this? What is the section we swore Mr. Nixon somebody said we're not in there. Thomas Leckinger Cambodia and Laos both much before we publicly acknowledged. David Susskind You were there Thomas Leckinger Oh, yeah, I wasn't. But there was military Thomas Brinson There was military involvements there David Susskind How do you know that? Thomas Leckinger Because I've talked to people since then. I've talked to a lot of people. Thomas Brinson I was talking to David I was talking to about the couple of weeks ago who said that it was incredibly difficult because when they were on excursions into Cambodia, they had to give their coordinates and plus 10. David Susskind What's a coordinate Thomas Brinson coordinate is a location on the map. And when they would call in fire support either artillery fire support or airstrikes, they would have to give their coordinates. It's an eight digit number eight digit six digits, I don't know. However many numbers there is six, six digit have to locate and add 10, because the one that they gave was inside Vietnam, and they had to actually add 10 to put it on the real location in Cambodia, but they would never announce that location. NBA Russians, Chinese, whoever, village, Village Voice, you know, Jane Fonda who would would would pick it up and publicize it. And there was so many I mean, it was an incredible error prone war to begin with. And when you add that kind of complication on it, friendly fire death by friendly fire David Susskind Can you definefear, because I was in a war and other kind of war and I only have known fear. And but in this Vietnam War Thomas Leckinger was, well how would you describe it? Personally, it was it was David Susskind Did you know, fear often. Thomas Leckinger It was remarkable. You know, they really do a nice job on you in training. I mean, they basically train you in it and it's a big game and it's a big war game and you go over there and it's just an extension of basically it. Until somebody gets hurt. Yeah. And that was several months I was in country several months before anybody in my platoon got hurt. And then it was just a minor wound and you start thinking about a little bit, and then I got hit. And boy, your 19 year old sense of immortality just right out the window. David Susskind Yeah, you were 19. Thomas Leckinger Yeah. And, you know, that's it. When I came back, I was a basket case. Lawrence Smith I was considered pretty old when I went to Vietnam and 21 Yeah, I was so bad. David Susskind You know that in World War Two, the average age of the man who knew combat 26 Marine, Army Navy, was 26. And the average age, the average age of the eight year Vietnam War, it was eight years long, you know, from 65, march 65. To January of 80 73. Thomas Brinson That's when you were there on actual direct combat role David Susskind Combat role Thomas Leckinger first American was killed in 1946. The first real combat death was 1046. Dewey was an OSS officer. David Susskind Yeah But he was an advisor. Thomas Leckinger Exactly. We had advisors killed. 1959. So yeah, but in terms of actual combat ground troops with the marines David Susskind And they left in January of 73 Yeah. All right now. Fear. Thomas Leckinger Again, you know, David Susskind one of the fact that world war 2 the average period of combat for the man who served actual confrontational life and death, was about six weeks of his military career. He was in combat for six weeks. And the average period of confrontational Life and Death combat for Vietnam was one year 12 months, because you're always Thomas Leckinger there instead certain respects you can't compare him you know, in certain respects you can for various aspects of war bullet as a bullet as bullet you'll die just as dead in World War Two wish it would have been Vietnam. Six weeks in World War Two, given the type of war that conventional war with the front's in the lines and being able to go to a reverse is a whole lot different than the war we fought. We fought a guerrilla war. These guys were in the villages, they didn't know whether the 12 year old kid was was an enemy, or the 45 year old guy, or the 80 year old guy had a grenade under his belt. And when I was everybody was an enemy. It was up in the jungle, but it was constant was 24 hours a day, we had firefights at midnight, we had firefighting six in the morning, and three in the afternoon, it didn't matter. David Susskind Fire fights are people shooting at you. Machine guns and John Catterson one person or 100 people, you know, and that's the kind of war it was, it could be two snipers that came down. And the amount of ordnance that we threw at I in my own experience of having been pinned down by a sniper who would pop up every half an hour and take a few shots, and then we'd call in a jet or maybe guns 100 grams up the ordinary way. After two days of this pop, pop, pop every hour, so we got up one morning, and they told us we were going to assault the tree line. And this guy was just popping away at us every hour, we got up. And it was almost like in boot camp. They teach you to do this, and you never think it'll work in combat. But we did it. We just stormed this tree line across David Susskind a tree pad you have to define I know what you John Catterson were in a rice paddy area. It's an open field, come into a village there is an actual line of trees that surround the village. And they were inside this village. If we were outside this village, and we were assaulting this tree line, we were maybe 120 people in a line across a field running to this tree line firing and screaming just because that's what you you were trying to scare who was ever in there. In addition to keep yourself pumped up to keep moving and you're waiting for a shot, you're waiting for somebody to fall and you just keep moving. We swept 50 yards into the treeline. And I was we were grouping around waiting to go into the village there was some huts there and we were sort of bunching up trying to figure out how we were gonna approach this. And I heard a pop pop pop and I looked behind me and there was our Sniper firing in the direction in which we had come. He didn't know or didn't care that we'd move by his job was to shoot in this direction. We'd move by him he popped up again and he fired the other way. And you know, it was he was we finally David Susskind a sniper was on a John Catterson one man in a hole about 20 feet deep with a ladder. A sock of rice and not very much else. A whole lot of ammunition and a little Thomas Leckinger I just came back and one of the I was on a delegation went to Vietnam and one of the things we did over there was go up to place called Cu Chi which was probably one of the more famous telecom tunnel complexes in Vietnam. They the Vietnamese started building this in 1946 to fight the French. By the time the Americans came in 66 they had over 270 kilometers of tunnels built. They had meeting rooms they had concrete bunkers comparable and it's real clear we went through the David Susskind like a subway system in an American city Thomas Leckinger we went through these last two weeks ago, I went through these tunnel complexes and it's real clear that one guy with access to the tunnel system could turn out a whole company, there was at least 15 or 20 Firing courts ranging over a 500 meter radius. And he could just pop up take around town come up David Susskind this ran on the ground but there were places where they could Thomas Leckinger fire in court they didn't hold underneath the bush or somewhere this guy could stand up, pop around off, go back down, go through the tunnels and come up 50 yards away come up behind you. One guy could literally tied on the whole company for days. David Susskind So this super power America, United States of America was fighting and unseen invisible enemy. Thomas Leckinger Virtually, I don't know, you know, up north again, these guys went up against NVA with tanks and stuff like that there was a certain amount of conventionality to their war up their mind was strictly growth. David Susskind So you do understand how the Russians, the other superpower by day, are pinned down in Afghanistan and the superpower Russia Soviet Union can't find the enemy Thomas Leckinger real irony right now. You got Vietnam, having gone into Kampuchea basically, after Pol Pots, people pulled lots people are up on the side of the mountains in northern Kampuchea, fighting the Vietnamese and they're fighting a guerrilla war against the Vietnamese. And I'll find themselves in fighting conventional war against guerrilla troops. And it's a real ironic situation. It's an uncomfortable situation for them to be in I guess. David Susskind Did you volunteer? Thomas Leckinger Oh yes David Susskind did you volunteer? John Catterson Yes. David Susskind Did you? Thomas Leckinger Yes I did David Susskind Why did you do that? John Catterson in 1965 you fought for your country Thomas Leckinger paying your price. Carrying your burden, Yeah. David Susskind Your southern you had to go southern because you were at college Thomas Brinson I'm southern. Kennedy. Well, I chose to go on ROTC David Susskind And ROTC means that you take military time during your four year college Thomas Brinson I took it during my 4 years of college David Susskind with the agreement that you will serve in the army for two years when you graduate. Thomas Brinson I graduated as an officer I then went to basic training for six weeks and to my MOS, my specialty training for eight weeks and by act of Congress then entitled me to lead a platoon of 45 men David Susskind so you volunteered where you had to go Thomas Brinson Vietnam was my first duty station. Thomas Leckinger I volunteered, you know, I mean, it was just it was expected. I grew up. I never finished high school, upstate New York, Rochester, never finished high school. And you know, you came out of the army. If you didn't go to college, which was very few, maybe 10% of the class of people that I was with, went to college and everybody else just went in the service period. You went to work at Kodak for a little while. And then you went off into service. And it was just expected. I mean, it was just normal. It was like getting David Susskind You volunteer. You entered the regular army for four years Lawrence Smith No I went to the Marine Corps. I did that mostly on our family's tradition. Cousin, he was one of the first five black Marines are going to World War Two of my five Marines. And my father came in several months later. So that was just a tradition of the Marine Corps. In my family David Susskind you were proud to be a Marine. Lawrence Smith Yes, that perticular time David Susskind you went to fight because your country's communist, we're gonna Lawrence Smith No I joined them on the service thing that once I served in the military, try to get the proper education to get the skills that the military taught me. And then when I came out, I could use the skills on the outside, which it was a big force. It was a real big force to me. I mean, that's when I came home seeing the reality of what happened to you know, black veterans when they came home and was very terrible. David Susskind Okay, I don't want to get you home quite. I will finish off that war pretty soon. But we have to pass we'll be right back.
British troops witnessed the lowering of the Union Jack for the last time at the Camp Bastion complex in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. The ceremony marks the end of Britain's combat operations in that province. (Oct. 27)
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