Afghans Tell Troops: ‘No Security, No Help’

The inability to provide security for villagers in these areas hampers the long-term effectiveness of operations, such as Mountain Thrust, a large-scale coalition offensive launched recently in southern Afghanistan following an upswing in insurgent activity there. Insurgents hold sway in parts of the countryside surrounding operating bases in the southern provinces. (Christian Science Monitor, June 28, 2006)

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