A Report On The Battle Of Wanat

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Forethought or the counter ability to think as far down the road as we need is not always a blessing given to us. This is exactly what led to the Battle of Wanat. Sights are set on the 50-yard target because the rifleman is shooting at you, yet the 1000-yard target is a tank that has your position zeroed in. Near sighted vision requires a broad peripheral reaction force. Under staffing and over extending the battle force led to the variable that would ultimately lead to the almost defeat of Combat Out Post (COP) Kahler, ex-fil, and the awarding of a Medal of Honor. The events that lead to the establishment of COP Wanat have been studied and picked apart from at the highest levels of our military. Multiple Army Regulation (AR)…show more content…
The approval of final plans to move from COP Bella and build COP Kahler happened. Rock Move is the name of the operation. Rock Move consisted of the closing of COP Bella and the construction of COP Kahler. COP Kahler was the un-official name given to the new COP in the village of Wanat in the Waygal valley. When the moved happened, multiple elements of TF Rock are used. Multiple companies played specific roles in the closing and opening events. CH-47 Chinook Helicopters were the prime moves from personal from COP Bella to Camp Blessing. At the same time the Chinooks made multiple turns from COP Bella to COP Blessing, TF Rock was sending a small contingent of vehicles to the location of COP Kahler. Overnight, COP Kahler was established when the Highly Mobile Multi Wheeled Vehicle’s (HMMWV) approached the plateau set forth for Kahler. Initially the multi-squad element that arrived at Kahler only set up a perimeter and security for the arrival of more Soldiers the following day. Once the sun was up, the small element started to build defensive positions. Throughout the entire build up process, the Soldiers were limited to certain times of day that they could work. Due to the enemy being holding a strong point within the valley, the Soldiers always wore their body armor. During peak hours of heat, Soldiers rested and prevented the waste of key supplies like water. Shortly after sun up on the

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