Earlier: WikiLeaks retrieves and they've posted online--from the zillions of leaked docs via Private Manning. Here's just the opening night on his capture/defecting. Full report shows massive deployment of copters and drones and troops (and a dog search) and notes receiving reports of soldier wandering around with camera and asking if anyone speaks English.
At 0430Z, TF 1 Geronimo reported a B Cohe did not show up for the 0900L morning roll call , grid 42SVB 59236 47877 Yahya Khail District, Paktika. A was ordered. At 0535Z, TF 1 Geronimo initiated DUSTWUN procedures for the missing soldier. At 0645Z, all remaining units had reported in 100% accountability. blocking in and OP. At 0707Z, Predator (VooDoo) was on station in support. At 0940Z, a Pathfinder and team arrived at Mest OP in support.
At 0945Z, Predator (Pfingston) arrived on station in support. At 1012Z, LLVI receives traffic that an American Soldier with aA monitored chat between two Taliban suggests he was using the toilet when captured (would undermine claim that he defected): looking English. At 1303Z, Graphic 33(2x F-18) arrived on station in support. At 1309Z, that a U.S. soldier has been captured. At 1351Z, Pfingston ith Predator (Sijan). At 1520Z, Sijan Predator (Kisling) and DUDE-21 (2x F-15) arrives on station to support. Between 1725Z and 1800Z, B 2 breaches of suspected enemy locations with NSTR. Additional forces were moving into the area to place blocking positions and conduct searches based on all of the ground based intelligence throughout the day and through the night.
1- LOL THEY KNOW WHERE HEAnd later: Taliban might have traded prisoner for 15 of their own. THEY KEEP GOING . 2- OK SET UP THE WORK FOR THEM. 1- HAVE A LOT OF IED ON THE ROAD. 2- GOD WILL DO IT. 1- WE WERE ATTACKING THE WAS SITTING TAKING EXPLETIVE HE HAD WITH HIM. HE WAS TAKING EXPLETIVE, HE HAS HIS BUTT YET. 2- WHAT SHEAM FOR THEM. 1- I HE W 2-YES HAVE ALL AMERICANS, THE LOOKING FOR HIM. 1- I THINK HE SHOT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HIM. 3-CAN YOU A VIDEO OF HIM IT ALL OVER AFGHANISTAN THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THE AMERICANS. 1- HAVE A VIDEO OF HIM.
THE ELDERS WERE ASKED BY THE TALIBAN TOLater, amid frantic search from air: THE U.S. AND TALIBAN. THE TALIBAN TREMS ARE 15 OF .S. JAIL AND SOME MONEY IN EXCHANGE FOR PVT BERGDAHL. THE ME THAT PVT BERGDAHL IS ALIVE AND THAT HE IN NOT .
THE ELDERS ARE GOING TO TO HAVE ANOTHER MEETING TO DISCUSS HELPING US THIS AFTERNOON. ED TO HAVE ANOTHER MEETING WITH ME THE SAME . THE MEST ANP COMMANDER IS TO HELP IN HE CAN; EVEN TO THE EXTENT ASSESTS/MONEY TO AID THE MEST ELDERS TO (CAR, FUEL, ARM TO DEFEND THEMSELVES) FACILITATING MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN. THE ELDERS ALSO ASSURE THAT THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO TAKE POSSESSION OF PVT BERGDAHL. THEY SAID THAT THEY WILL THE TALIBAN BY SAYING THAT THEY ARE . DURING OUR MEETING, THEY WANTED FOR ME TO TALK TO PVT BERGDAHL VIA ENSURE THAT HE IS DOING OKAY. TRIED TO WITH NO LUCK.
UPDATE: 1248The report on this day also peppered with unrelated incidents involving (seemingly) drone targeting or other attacks on SUVs or tents, and injuries to a woman and her 15-month-old child. US SOLDIER WAS LAST SEEN IN A VILLAGE AT GRID LOCATION VB 611 818; A BAG HEAD AND HE WAS WEARING DARK KHAKI APPAREL. HE WAS BEING TRANSPORTED IN A BLACK TOYOTA CORROLLA WHICH IN ADDITION WAS BEING ESCORTED BY 3-5 MOTORCYCLES.