Submit :
News                      Photos                     Just In                     Debate Topic                     Latest News                    Articles                    Local News                    Blog Posts                     Pictures                    Reviews                    Recipes                    
  
NATO choppers collide in Afghan airspace
To pursue a war and end it with success, the officers and soldiers on a side should be told only what they need to know to fulfill the job requirement. There is no need to give out additional information to those who do not need it.

THE NATO choppers in Afghanistan were on an urgent military mission. They had a full load of arms and ammunition besides soldiers on a military mission. Time was short, because the aim had to be achieved and the objective had to be captured before the deadline set by higher commanders.

Everything is said or told on a need to know basis. To pursue a war and end it with success, the officers and soldiers on a side should be told only what they need to know to fulfill the job requirement. There is no need to give out additional information to those who do not need it. Thus, these soldiers did not know where they were heading for. They only knew that a detailed briefing would be done by the mission-in-charge while they were in the air.
 
And who was the enemy? It was the Taliban terrorist creating chaos where the NATO presence had not been registered. After all, no army formation can deploy a soldier on every inch of the territory where the enemy operates. This was enough for the time being.
 
The fleet of helicopter gunships had their engines revved up. Each machine was waiting for the signal on the radio telephony to go. As soon as the green signal was given,the helicopter gunships that looked like mini-fortresses in the sky took off. A lot of dirt and dust was kicked off and the roar of engines put together sounded like a mini Tsunami in a land-locked country like Afghanistan.
 
Undeniably there was a little nervousness in the air and in the cockpit too. In the nervousness, one pilot veered a little too much to the right and another to the left. Their helicopters touched each other in a light kiss. But that was enough to cause an accident. Fortunately there were not many soldiers on board as these choppers carried supplies for the troops who were going into action.
 
There were four US soldiers dead in this accident in the air. The NATO command was quick to confirm that the accident did not take place because of hostile fire.

COMMENTS (0)
Guest
Name
Email Id
Verification Code
Email me on reply to my comment
Email me when other CJs comment on this article
}
Sign in to set your preference
Advertisement
merinews for RTI activists


Advertisement
Not finding what you are looking for? Search here.