– NATO ~ ISAF – 2010
Kandahar City – Canadian Forces
– US Troops – NATO ~ ISAF – March 2010
Taliban Influence in
Kandahar – Overview of Taliban attempts
to Exert Power
over the Population in the Provincial Capital
Excerpts from Summary of a paper written by Carl Forsberg, December 2009
Red shows areas with greatest Taliban influence – Yellow shows areas of contested
The Taliban [ have mounted ] a multi - year campaign to exert
over Kandahar city. [ To
date ] coalition forces have not
to the Taliban in
Kandahar. This explains why the
International Security Assistance
Force will likely allocate additional
troops to the districts around the
Kandahar in 2010. Since
2004, the Taliban [ have kept ]
clear and constant objective: to
exert control over
To accomplish this objective, the
Taliban sought to take control
the populated areas surrounding Kandahar city, district - by - district.
The key districts surrounding Kandahar city are: Zhari, Panjwayi, Khakrez, Arghandab, and Dand. In
2004, the Taliban attempted to advance against Kandahar city from their bases in Uruzgan,
Zabul [ east of Kandahar ], and Shah Wali Kot.
Read edited excerpts from a paper by Carl Forsberg, published by
Afghan National Army – US Troops –
Canadian Forces – Kandahar City – March 2010
Coming Campaign for Kandahar
– Troops from Canada, the US and the ANA will mount an all-out push to take and
hold key areas
Edited excerpts from article published by the CBC News, 24 February
This winter ... two new elements
have had a galvanizing effect
the international Afghan mission.
The first was President
Obama's decision to triple the number of
troops on the ground
in Afghanistan – a
that is prodding the main allies ...
the war more vigorously.
( In Helmand province, the
offensive in eight years is now
underway.) The second
a palpable sense of time urgency –
next six to ten months must produce a turning point for the counter-insurgency
against the Taliban.
Read edited excerpts from from an article published by the CBC News
Armoured Vehicles – Danish CV9035s Arrive in
Afghanistan – February 2010
Afghan South 2010: the Danish CV9035 DK Infantry Fighting Vehicles
Arrive in Helmand Province and Prepare
for ISAF Combat Operations
On 15 Feb 2010, the last of ten Danish infantry fighting vehicles off-loaded at Camp
Bastion in Helmand Province. Delivery of these 10 CV9035 IKKs was fraught with challenges.
First a cargo vessel transporting the armoured vehicles to an undisclosed Middle Eastern
jumping off point faced mechanical problems. Then, air transport was delayed while
diplomatic transit approval was frantically sought by Danish logistics command. Once permits were in place,
the IKKs could finally be loaded onto the leased Antonov An-124 aircraft for delivery to Helmand.
The IKKs were scheduled to complete that final, aerial leg of their journey to Afghanistan in late January but
notification was not received until 10 Feb 2010 that overflight permission to Afghanistan had at
last been granted. Once local officialdom had been satisfied, leased Antonovs cargo aircraft were loaded
with CV9035s and kit and then flown to Camp Bastion.
full article detailing the Arrival of Danish CV9035s in Afghanistan
Armoured Vehicles – Danish CV9035s Prepare for
Afghanistan – January 2010
Afghan South 2010: Danish Forces Preparing to Deploy to Helmand
Province with Adapted, More Capable, and
Uparmoured CV9035 DKs
In an earlier page, CASR noted Danish preparations for the
deployment of new CV9035 infantry fighting vehicles to Afghanistan. As the Danes get
ready for the February 2010 rotation, more features of their soon-to-deploy IFVs have been revealed.
These state-of-the-art vehicles have been fitted with slat-armour 'cages' for RPG protection and tawny
Barracuda 'thermal mats' for both camouflage and vehicle interior heat reduction. Interesting
that such features are seen on Canadian Forces Leopard 2A6Ms.
The Danes have been learning from CF tankers in Afghanistan and make no bones about it. Perhaps the question
should be: Are the Canadian Forces, in turn, learning from the Danes?
full article detailing preparations to send Danish CV9035s to Afghanistan