U.S. troops do the "vampire" shift to avoid Afghan sniper




 
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U.S. troops do the "vampire" shift to avoid Afghan sniper
 
June 7th, 2012  
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U.S. troops do the "vampire" shift to avoid Afghan sniper
(Note strong language in paragraph 12) COMBAT OUTPOST PIRTLE-KING, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. Staff-Sergeant Joshua Danison cranes his neck to survey jagged ridges vertical and black above him on the eastern edge of Afghanistan, then reels off the rules here for survival as a Chinook transport helicopter thumps away into the darkness. "Welcome to Combat Outpost Pirtle-King. Here we only move around at night. If you must move in daytime, make sure you stay close in against the northern walls, as most attacks come from there," he says. "If you must move in the open, do it at a run. ...




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