Just another day at the office.
“You’ve got to be willing to own the high grounds and stay out overnight,” Churchill said. “You need to go where you know [enemy forces] are, and have the confidence that you’ll push them out of the area.”
From Forward Operating Base Tillman here in the Paktika province, Churchill’s troops literally went to the high ground recently. The company spent five days, from May 14 to 18, marching into the mountains of the Gayan district, carrying tons of weapons and equipment, aided by Afghan army and border police partners and a small Army engineer detachment. Their mission: slow the flow of enemy fighters from the border region into the rest of Afghanistan.