Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Hungarian Military in Afganistan
A undated cable signed by Washington's ambassador in Kabul, Karl Eikenberry, said the Hungarian Provincial Reconstruction Team, or PRT, is worthless and all they want is "getting home unscathed" after doing short stints of small-scale development work in the area. When insurgents caused a "security situation," New Zealand troops from the neighboring Bamyan province had to cross the border to deal with it, the cable said. Also my Father z"l had a poor opinion of Hungarian fighting capabilites. He completed (survived) two tours with the Hungarian Army in Ucraine (1943 - 1944).