A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Now THIS is How to Leave Afghanistan

From the UK Forces Afghanistan:

Today, His Majesty's Armed Forces of Tonga, also known as the Royal Tongan Marines, ended their involvement in Op Herrick with a spectacular ceremony. The Tongans have provided a vital Force Protection role to Camp Bastion since November 2010 providing approximately 10% of their Armed Forces for each tour. A remarkable commitment for such a small country. In this short movie you can see them performing the Sipi Tau, a traditional War Dance of Tonga.

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