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Defence Briefing— Global

Preface

How Hungarian troops are adapting to Afghanistan and who is buying which weapons from whom.

Afghanistan, Cash flow, Hungarian forces, Thailand

In the field

Rude awakening

Afghanistan [HUNGARIAN FORCES]

“I was asleep in the truck and woke to find bullets flying above our heads,” says Sergeant First Class Attila Cseresznyes of the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF). His team had only been in Afghanistan for a couple of weeks when they found themselves under Taliban attack in the northern province of Baghlan last December. The Taliban were beaten back, most probably killed by machine-gun fire from Cseresznyes’ unit and a joint force of US and Afghan soldiers.

Sergeant Cseresznyes was not as surp…

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