Video: The “Three-Block War”


Marines in southern Afghanistan routinely patrolling the area around their outposts in an effort to further secure the region and win the trust of Afghans. The challenge of counter-insurgency operations is to fight what the Marines call the “Three Block War.” You need to be prepared for hostile action or to transition to a reassurance operation seamlessly. That is asking a lot of a soldier in a far away land, but that is what is demanded.

 Credit: American Forces Network Afghanistan,12/10/09