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A man of nine professions

Ensign Pavel Stehlík completed a pyrotechnic and medical course and training focused on air and artillery guidance before joining the mission.
For a soldier who is leaving for foreign missions, a submachine gun, good shoes and a large backpack are no longer enough. The current contingents consist of an increasing number of different specialized professions. There are often even more of them than there are members in smaller units. Therefore, there is nothing left, as in the case of special forces, to engage in several military professions in parallel. And this is exactly the case with pprap. Pavel Stehlík.

ASV 150 - Robust and undemanding

The four-wheeled ASV 150 transporter was originally developed and manufactured by Textron from Louisiana for the needs of the US Military Police. The four-wheeled armored vehicle with a turret is also adapted for this. The first armor was delivered to the army in 1999. They underwent a fire test in Kosovo. Until the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq in 2003, the Military Police had about fifty of them available.

Bandits patrol in Logar

Kabul had just woken up in the morning. A small but even more robust military convoy was leaving the Allied base at the international airport. It consisted of four eight-wheeled Panduras with the designations of the Army of the Czech Republic.

Bullseye!

The protective ramparts of Shank Base remained behind us. We head south on the Utah Road. The unusually long column of Humvee, Dingo and Iveco armored vehicles suggests that this time it is not a patrol or an escort of civilians. Soldiers of the 5th Contingent of the Provincial Reconstruction Team ( PRT ) in Logar are waiting for gunfire.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan

Human history counts several thousand serious armed conflicts and the myriad of those that, according to generally accepted criteria - that there is an armed conflict with at least 1000 casualties in 1 year - are not included in this number. The Briand-Kellogg Pact was signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, by several nation states, making history as the first international treaty in which participating states condemned war as a means of resolving international disputes and as a tool of state policy.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: 1. Foreign policy

1. Foreign Policy A comparison of the foreign policy of the United States in Afghanistan and the region of Central and South Asia under the presidency of George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama. The following explanation presents the main goals of their foreign policies, priorities, resources used, the number of military contingents, cooperation with other states within international organizations and agreements, the main enemies and allies, media reflections on the conflict, etc.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: 2. Analysis of history

2. An analysis of the history of Afghanistan and the search for the causes of today's problems A country that has more mountains than people, a country called "the place where empires die ". A country where one superpower has sunk in the sands and the other sees no prospects. A country of civil war, continuing for more than 30 years. This is Afghanistan, a place where mistakes are repeated.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: 3. Cooperation of Asian states

3. Asian cooperation in Afghanistan US policy in the region has never been consistent or guided by a holistic strategy. In contrast, policymakers in Washington have always responded to events inside or next to Afghanistan, and appropriate measures have been taken after assessing the gravity of the situation and its impact on US regional or global interests.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: 4. Ways of possible development

4. Ways of possible development of Afghanistan The war in Afghanistan has been going on for 10 years, last year over a thousand civilians died as a result of insurgent attacks. [260] The Taliban has recently been betting on an asymmetric war in the form of terrorism ( more and more suicide bombings ). Recent analyst reports and ratings do not sound good at all. UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan R. Watkins said security in Afghanistan was at its worst since the fall of the Taliban, with UN staff barely able to enter 40% of the country, including Kandahar and the south-eastern regions.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: An Introduction

Introduction Human history counts several thousand serious armed conflicts and the myriad of those that, according to generally accepted criteria - that there is an armed conflict with at least 1000 casualties in 1 year - are not included in this number. The Briand-Kellogg Pact was signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, by several nation states, making history as the first international treaty in which participating states condemned war as a means of resolving international disputes and as a tool of state policy.

Challenges and opportunities for the Obama administration in Afghanistan: Conclusion

Conclusion Today, we must deal with conflicts that cannot be resolved either quickly or painlessly. Like the conflicts in the North Caucasus, Africa, Israel, Yugoslavia and many other places, the situation in Afghanistan is more than complicated. If we can abstract from the populist statements made by the United States or the Afghan government, we may see that the problem is being solved, but at an insufficient pace.

Drying in live transmission

A column of the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team is leaving the Shank base in Logar, Afghanistan. Yesterday they measured 28 degrees in the shade. There are fifteen more people in the sun and ten more in the car. Following one of the main roads, which the Allies called Utah, we head north. The soldiers are tasked with escorting Alena Lišková, who is responsible for water management in the civilian part of the provincial reconstruction team, to the administrative center of the Mohammad Agha district.

Flying on a velvet night

The helicopter spun contentedly, sharply cut mountain peaks towering around. The shooter in the door rested, the stock of the machine gun on his shoulder, and tried to concentrate as much as possible. Suddenly he turned the barrel sharply out of nowhere. He saw movement down in the valley. Maybe it was just a caravan of nomads, but it could also have been an opponent who was just about to attack…

He survived malaria and spewing volcanoes

The current commander of the 4th OMLT unit in Wardak, Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Martin Botík has completed a number of missions: he has worked in the Georgian Caucasus, Afghanistan and the African Congo.

Teachers with finger on the trigger

A Czech training and liaison team operating in difficult conditions in the Afghan province of Wardak helped save several lives. The convoy of Czech soldiers returned to the Soltan Kheyl base after a week of tedious patrol. From somewhere in front, a sudden fire started. An Afghan army unit came under fire from the insurgents directly on the road. One of the Afghan soldiers was lying on the ground, bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. Two Czech soldiers immediately provided assistance to him under fire. They pulled the tourniquet and tried to stop the bleeding. The soldier lost over 2 liters of blood, but thanks to the timely intervention of members of the Czech mentoring team, he managed to save his life.

The opponent is watched by the Raven

A convoy of armored vehicles lined up at Shank base in Logar, Afghanistan. The civilian part of the provincial reconstruction team was preparing for the village of Derwish under the protection of soldiers. They were to hand over the new school here. Earlier, the Raven ( Raven ) reconnaissance vehicle had risen above the horizon.

Through the crosshairs

A team of snipers is also available to the provincial reconstruction team in Logar, Afghanistan. Not all commanders of the Army of the Czech Republic know how to deal with snipers who are assigned to them.

Too insidious death

The mixed American-Czech column drove slowly along an unpaved road. Nothing out of the ordinary in the Afghan province of Logar. Two heavy armored trucks passed the incriminated site without any problems, until a third was thrown by a massive explosion. Almost immediately, batches of Kalashnikovs began to comb the air. The attackers tried to hide behind the civilians standing along the way and get as close as possible.

When training becomes a game

Instructors from the Military Police of the Czech Republic have been participating in the training of members of the Afghan National Police in Logar for a long time.

With the instinct of stray dogs

The engine spins at full speed, on a steep climb it gets really busy. " You downgraded too late, now you'll have problems, " comments our driver driving a " rummaging " armored Iveco in front of us. At the same time, he has no fear that he will have to back down in a narrow canyon.

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