Mountain Tops and Villages: The Strategic Terrain in Afghanistan

Carl Thompson

There are two essential elements of winning the battles on the ground in Afghanistan: One is the high ground and the other is the villages. The high ground has the traditional tactical advantage and the village is the center of power for the enemy. Some important things to consider about high ground: Allows clear observation of your own forces and the enemy forces Better communication capability among the forces who possess the terrain due to Line of Sight radios Better focus o...
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