31 Aug '12, 3pm

QRL soldiers poised to strike at Afghan insurgency

The Brigade Reconnaissance Force's (BRF's) role is to gather information from across Helmand on potential insurgent activity, as well as the public mood, local requirements and progress being made in the province's communities, and report back to the Brigade command. Depending on the analysis of the information, the brigadier might then use his BRF to strike quickly and deftly at an insurgent thorn in the side of an Afghan community. The strategy in Helmand has evolved and matured over the UK's 11 years in the province, with each successive HERRICK roulement learning from the last and adapting. A child might deal with an ant infestation by poking at an anthill with a stick and taking on the individual ants which come swarming to its defence. But, as he grows in experience, that child learns that the best way to deal with the problem is to locate the queen and remove her; t...

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