Talk:Shah Wali Kot Offensive

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Should this article be renamed to the "Battle of Shah Wali Kot"? Instead of "offensive", the Australian government and media have both described it as a battle not as a offensive. What do you guys think?--Collingwood26 (talk) 02:03, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Neither really work for me. SOTG have conducted numerous operations in this area over a number of years according to open sources, many of which have resulted in fairly heavy combat (by modern Australian standards). The issue I see is that the Shah Wali Kot is not a small area so it is probably not descriptive enough. In reality there have been quite a number of actions that could all be called the "Battle of Shah Wali Kot" or "Shaw Wali Kot Offensive", although given the VC and battle honour awarded for this action it is obviously the most documented. Perhaps Eastern Shah Wali Kot Offensive (2010) or even Battle of Tizak would be more precise? Anotherclown (talk) 09:05, 10 May 2013 (UTC)