Video: The “Three-Block War”

01/14/2010

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