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11 DEC TF Rock Reports STALKING WOLF Complete
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OVERALL: Afghans partnered with Afghans (ANA, ANP, and ABP) throughout the entire operation and all contributed from planning to execution. This was a successful mission that disrupted ACM C2 and logistics with ANSF in the lead; CAS strikes were all observed safe and on target with effects assessed as being a major part of why the ACM did not engage during the mission (to include execution of strikes on 11DEC07); Intel assets will continue to determine effects from the operation in the coming days with HUMINT/SIGINT; the hoax device was successfully emplaced and well continue to observe it with the PDTS and FLIR (at Fortress) for ACM activity; critical that we maintain post-operation FMV surveillance of the object area in that retaliatory attacks are expected on the Pashad and Barabat ANP checkpoints. Additionally, were engaging the local Afghan government officials, GOV Whahidi and GEN Jahlal primarily, on the following themes and messages which primarily summarize the operation -ANA, ANP, ABP and their ISAF partners launch successful operation in Gulparay Valley this morning -ANA planned, coordinated and led the operation, working closely with their other ANSF partners and ISAF elements -ANP Checkpoint in Pashad Village now fortified to help withstand future attacks from the miscreants -ANP searched 4 different areas, with the ANA serving as the cordon force and subsequently distributing HA to the families of the various villages in preparation for upcoming Eids celebration -ACM C2 and Logistics severely disrupted in this mountainous valley and historical safe haven -ANSF and ISAF successfully removed UXO which endangered innocent Afghan civilians, without causing any casualties -ABP also participated with a total of 18 pax in this operation **ROCK 6 Comments: Our initial slides consolidated CAR through Hotwash and some pictures of todays return along the Pech Brian laid out Stalking Wolf very well below BLUF: Huge capacity building from planning forward w/a number of good ideas injected by the commanders (US, ANA and other ANSF) throughout Great partnership from GIRoA, ANSF, and CF w/no indications of OPSEC violations. Strikes on the 11th reportedly killed 4 and made one disappear (5) and wounded an Arab; Pre-Assault fires reportedly killed 4 or 5 as well reporting will continue Affects of rolling in to the area of an abusive thug with 53 vehicles and pre-assault fires, dramatically increasing the capability (survivability) of the ANP Check Point, conducting a pre-Eid HA distro through the ANP/ABP/ANA (into the hands of civilians), while ANSF professionally executed their actions w/little CF presence BUT w/overwhelming CF support was a recipe for success. Some very proud ANSF and a proud population are in the Province our leaders ensured many things fell into place but rewarding just the same We have to maximize a number of IO points the GIRoA and ANSFs caring professionalism and restraint and ACM missteps Our IO focus will include much more targeting to the West of the River as we shape for our Spring offensive. Thanks for the support, resources, and Go Ahead thus far, all indications are this was a comparatively low cost but high payoff operation well see. A number of very good operational lessons were learned throughout; we will complete and forward our AAR but more importantly we will use it as a basis for our SOP which will be written BEFORE 2nd Kandek RIPs!