A blog providing news, analysis, insight, and commentary on the war in Afghanistan.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Afghan War News Glossary
The Afghan War has provided us with a wealth of new terms, phrases, and words that were not in our vocabulary prior to September 2001. Add to this terminology the large "military" vocabulary that already existed and it is easy to understand how the novice or non-military person may be confused. Even if you have years in the military, if you have not deployed to Afghanistan before (as in the new CSTC-A commander), then you have to learn certain words and phrases quickly. For instance, one common mistake is referring to Afghans as "Afghanis". A quick reference guide could be helpful. Fortunately, there is one available entitled the Afghan War Glossary. Enjoy.