Matt Sanchez’s latest report is a must-read:
Silk Route–Not So Smooth
When it’s not the hard rocks knocking the Humvee chassis back to the motor pool tent for re-fitting, there’s the crumbling soil that causes the flared tires to sink off the side of the paths and possibly into culverts. The same culverts where bad guys stuff explosives and wait for American vehicles to pass by. My bags were going to get lighter, I thought, as I set out with the 70th Engineers to go looking for some of those stuffed explosives along those difficult roads.
Go read it all.