AFGHAN ARMY YESTERDAY ON MANOUVERES
Bob Ainsworth: Casualties are a 'very real risk' Offensive will be the 'biggest of its kind since Vietnam'
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth warned the public to be braced for casualties last night as troops prepared to launch the biggest offensive in the eight-year Afghanistan war. A strike force of 15,000 British, U.S. and Afghan troops will mount airborne raids in the most dangerous areas of central Helmand province.
Am I being particularly dense, (not like me ! ), but if you were mounting an operation on an enemy that doesn't wear uniforms, doesn't as such have a standing army and can melt into the civilian population and disappear would you spread it all over your newspapers and the Internet, days before you mount it? Is it not like the Allies telling Hitler where the d-day landings were going to be?
Or maybe WIGGY AINSWORTH THINKS THEY DON'T HAVE COMPUTERS!