Way Up In The Sky Is The Leader Of The Greatest Band Of All Time

Wanat was a horrific insurgent attack on a U.S. combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan last summer that left nine soldiers dead and 27 wounded. Tom Ricks, proving yet again why he’s an example every journalist should seek to emulate, has the shocking story that the Army thinks there’s not much to learn from the incident except it might be nice if troops in Afghanistan had more intelligence assets.

One thing in particular stands out that doesn’t have to do with the controversy in question. Take a look at this:

The Americans held the outpost, which is impressive, considering their 75 percent casualty rate. 

There were 45 Americans against approximately 200 insurgents. I’d call their performance pretty close to superhuman.

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