Every Afghan I have spoken to is convinced that another round of civil war is inevitable(if it hasn’t started already) and that there will be no rules of engagement or courageousrestraint.They also think that the Taliban may well win.Perhaps the most damning indictment of our intervention is that there are also many Afghans who think that in the event of such a victory, the good guys will have won.
AFGHANISTAN WAR REPORTS
DoD IDs Fort Campbell Soldier Killed InAfghanistan Insider Attack
Sep. 27, 2013 Army TimesFORT CAMPBELL, KY. — The Defense Department says a Fort Campbell soldier hasdied after being struck by enemy fire in Afghanistan.The military says 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore Jr. of Milton, Pa., diedThursday in Paktya province, Afghanistan.The Army says Baysore was killed by an enemy combatant wearing an Afghan National Army Uniform who opened fire on a group of soldiers. He was struck on the left side of his neck.Baysore was taken to taken to his post aid station where he succumbed to his wounds.Baysore was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., as a squad leader.He joined the Army in June 2001 and was stationed at Camp Ederle, Italy, where he hada variety of assignments, including vehicle driver, rifleman, automatic rifleman, and fireteam leader. He was also assigned to the Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion., in Harrisburg,Pa., as a recruiter.Following his assignment there, Baysore arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., in August 2010.This was his third deployment to Afghanistan. He deployed once prior to arriving to FortCampbell, Ky., in 2005, and again with the Division in 2010. He also deployed to Iraq inMarch 2003.Baysore is survived by his spouse, Jamie L. Baysore of Clarksville, Tenn., his son,Jamie L. Baysore, age 5, of Clarksville, Tenn., his mother, Sandra Hackerberg of Winfield, Pa., and his father, Mr. Thomas Baysore of Milton, Pa.