From: Thomasville, GA
I think that would somehow fall into the "pushing the envelope a bit" department on intelligence reports. Whatever sinks it isn't going to stick around and take prisoners for interrogation, and just counting heads in the water is an exercise in exaggeration. If you know TF so and so has a lot of troops on it, that usually is enough to cause an airstrike if you can reach it. Asking for the name, rank and serial number of the lost troops and the make, model number and size of the equipment might be a bit much, IMESHO.
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