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U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan are at
levels not seen since Obama troop surge

Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/17/2017 4:52:48 PM

The U.S. air war in Afghanistan has returned to a level of intensity not seen since American forces were still fanned out across the country and fighting Taliban militants in daily skirmishes in 2012, according to recently released military data. As of June 30, U.S. and coalition aircraft had dropped or expended 1,634 munitions in Afghanistan so far this year, according to U.S. Air Force numbers. By comparison, in 2015 and 2016, that figure was 298 and 545 respectively. The majority of this year’s strikes have been used to go after the Taliban, said Navy Capt. Bill Salvin, a spokesman for the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan.

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This is what happens when you let a "Mad Dog" marine loose to do his job. There is no better a military leader that puts his troops first while going to accomplish their mission. Another feel good story from a source that wanted to imply US airstrike might lead to "collateral damage". Was 0bama´s feet ever put to the fire for his civilian losses in the Middle East? Rhetorical question.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 7/17/2017 5:01:07 PM     (No. 11321773)

This is exactly what I mean. Ignore the article, cause I am not posting it. Was just making a point. The Washington Post and New York Times are working together and are EVIL people placing these articles together in time for the evening commute and network news cycle .

"Afghanistan More Deadly for Women and Children, U.N. Says"

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/17/world/asia/afghanistan-civilian-deaths-united-nations-report.html?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: schnapps, 7/17/2017 5:39:45 PM     (No. 11321814)

I must have missed the 0bama troop surge.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/17/2017 6:06:36 PM     (No. 11321852)

Let´s ask the Mad Dog how this leads to victory, i.e. a pacified and politically united Afghanistan willing and able to defend itself...or is the US re-committing itself to a policy of perpetual active military presence and airstrikes to keep the Talibani from getting to Kabul while we "train" the Afghans to take on the struggle?

Ultimately this "feel good" stuff will prove expensive insanity as the most likely outcome is multiple military double-downs than any lasting success. After nearly two decades of involvement, payoffs and fighting, the United States is no closer to a stable Afghanistan than when American bombs first dropped on Tora Bora.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Crosscut, 7/17/2017 8:12:07 PM     (No. 11321999)

Just drop a nuke and get it over with. That´s what will happen eventually.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pigop, 7/17/2017 8:47:51 PM     (No. 11322030)

Time to clean out old inventories of ammos.

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