Being based in the UK I here stories all the time regarding our troops based out in Afghanistan and if you weren’t anti war before hearing the conditions the soldiers are expected to work in will want you to have them withdrawn straight away.
Reports were recently published that one mother had to buy basic equipment for her son when he was deployed in Afghanstan as she stated the government didn’t provide the stuff that was a basic necessity. She purchased new boots that were suitable for desert use, webbing and jackets that were of a higher quality.
It seems crazy to think in this day and age that our troops would be sent to war with sub standard quality equipment. The plus point though is that they can receive parcels from friends and family at home such as e cigarettes, toiletries, food items and clothing. We would all much rather see the war stopped and our troops brought home, lets hope that happens soon.