Wednesday, August 04, 2010

In bed with the Army

A fascinating article by a woman embedded with the Army in Afghanistan. Skip the first five paragraphs and go straight to the story. Anecdotes like this abound:
The tents are cooled by roaring tornados of air conditioning, thanks to equipment fueled by gasoline that costs the Army about $400 per gallon to import. It takes fuelers three to four hours every day to refill all the giant generators that keep the cold air coming, so I felt guilty when, to prevent shivering in my sleep, I stuffed my towel into the ducts suspended from the ceiling of my tent.
Read the entire article here.


Stacy said...

This is definitely a perspective that I haven't heard
before. It's good to see you back on the Blog.

Eric said...

Thanks. I think I'll get back to blogging a little for the longer stuff not suitable for the quick-hits of facebook.