Friday, January 25, 2013

Month 5 Day 25

Notebook Entry
BAT [Biometric Automated Toolset-e.g. fingerprint], 172kg of opium arrived, Intel Shura [Meeting] announced.

Journal Entry
BATed all day. Lekic is getting pretty well trained and should be able to take over when I am gone. Samir went to Garmsir and returned with 172 Kg of Opium (I hope it was that much when he returned). MGen Malouk wants to be a big hero and make a big show of burning it at his HQ in Shorabak, or so he says. Maj Kraus announced that he had been tasked by the Colonel to do an ANA [Afghan National Army]-led intel shura. Am I the only one who finds that a contradiction in terms? Also Samir is not even going to be here during that time. We should worry about putting an ANA face one this, this is not a single-agency thing. When I reminded Maj Kraus that there were other folks operating the the AO [Area of Operations] than just the ANA and ANP [Afghan National Police], such as the ABP [Afghan Border Police] and ANCOP [Afghan National Civil Order Police] he was like, oh yah, maybe we should invite them too. I don’t imagine many of them will show up given that we don’t have tasking authority over them and the folks in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital won’t give a shit. Oh well.

Edited to Add:
Lashkar Gah was the provincial capital, they tasked many of the Afghan forces in our area of operations.

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