First person perspective from Amercian forces ambushed near Panjwai, Afghanistan. A lucky weapon jam, good leadership, and superior firepower overwhelm the Taliban.
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It is a miracle his weapon jammed. He didn't stop pulling the trigger until the soldier had already passed.
Thanks for the information. That is helpful and explains what I saw. The FNG thing is very easy to understand based on normal human behavior. I know that in studying the military history of the US that, they used to send in completely green units at the beginning of the US Civil War but someone decided to start mixing the new guys with veterans and the new guy mortality rate went way down. That would explain why. If they are all newbies, who is going to kick anyone in the butt to get them into the fight? If too many of them freeze up, they could all die. In coaching athletes for bicycle racing, who are not facing death, throwing new guys into the mix caused them to hesitate because everything would be moving so fast, they would get confused, and, regardless of quantity and quality of training, they would just tag along not making any moves for the team. It is a kind of brain freeze where they just stop thinking. In criteriums on one mile courses, when I saw a frozen newby, I would yell up "Offense, offense" to trigger thought and get them into the fight. Most of the time it got them thinking and moving. Any trigger word used in training would usually get them thinking and moving. I also trained my experienced racers to occasionally search the middle to back of the packs looking for frozen newbies when they had time in the mix, say they were taking a rest. I also trained the experienced riders so that, if someone wasn't in the fight, do the fight with what you have and don't depend on anyone who doesn't get into the fight, just in case. I agree, the guy with the camera was a real scrapper. I would want him on my side in any fight. The man clearly knew what he was doing. Thanks for the info again.
In my readings of military history and action accounts, I regularly noticed actions taken to cut off the line of retreat by the enemy to capture or kill referred to as a blocking move or, for larger actions, a pincer move.
Thanks, that makes sense.
I have to say that, as intense as the initial contact was, that GoPro guy was in charge and in control, but, what impressed me the most is his whole team hits the dirt and basically hides behind cover, yet, he stood constantly in the line of fire, nearly fully exposed. I suppose he was the only one who had a good idea where the enemy was. He was quick to react, quick to direct, and quick to go to his 203 to suppress with 40mm. That dude has some huge balls!!