first published on September 16, 2018 by Josh
In 2013, members of a Special Forces team find themselves in contact with Taliban forces. As they begin directing the fires of their Afghan counter-parts, two members of the team bust out a mortar system and go to work, like a hammer versus a rusty nail.
The rumored context of this video is that troops from US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) were operating with conventional soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division, as well as Afghan Special Operations Forces when they become engaged by Taliban forces. A longer version of the video shows a friendly casualty being treated with first aid.
It is worth noting that Operational and Personal Security are no longer an issue for this video, as the soldiers who filmed this video were also the ones who had released it to the public. If there had been any concerns about those things, they would have taken the steps required in order to secure their own PerSec and OpSec before putting the video out into the public domain. The video itself comes from 2013, and as a result no longer holds any operational secrets that need to be kept.