Sunday, December 6, 2009
In the article “Corps of Engineers Preps for Afghan Surge While Looking Long-Term” By Donna Miles what matters is as 30,000 additional troops move into what will be “pretty intense conditions” in Afghanistan, the Army Corps of Engineers is working in partnership with unit level engineers and contractors to provide basic comforts. They should expect some tough conditions, bedding down in tent cities both at their arrival point and at the forward operating bases they move out to. I think that we should go to Afghan to make sure that we eliminate the terrorist threat. U.S. Forces Afghanistan has geared up the entire engineering community to provide the incoming troops the support facilities they’ll require. Troop engineers and the contractor-supported LOGCAP program -- Logistics Civil Augmentation Program—will provide amenities such as dining, laundry and post exchanges.