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Taliban launches huge offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province

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21 mins ago, Mummichog said:

This is exactly what you were saying when GWB was president, right?

I have always held that we should not have stayed after the initial invasion and failure to locate bin Laden.  

 

That said.  I spent just over two years there and some of that time was spent training Afghan Security forces so when I see a report that they successfully thwarted a Taliban attack, I like it

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8 mins ago, saltydawg said:

Even our own govt Middle East experts said Afghanistan devolving into civil war is a forgone conclusion. 

It's been called the graveyard of empires for a reason.

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8 mins ago, KnewBee said:

I have always held that we should not have stayed after the initial invasion and failure to locate bin Laden.  

 

That said.  I spent just over two years there and some of that time was spent training Afghan Security forces so when I see a report that they successfully thwarted a Taliban attack, I like it

Let's hope they can keep it up.

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9 mins ago, KnewBee said:

I have always held that we should not have stayed after the initial invasion and failure to locate bin Laden.  

 

That said.  I spent just over two years there and some of that time was spent training Afghan Security forces so when I see a report that they successfully thwarted a Taliban attack, I like it

Who did the air strikes that turned the battle?

Without them, your boys would be toast.

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3 mins ago, dena said:

Who did the air strikes that turned the battle?

Without them, your boys would be toast.

"..As of November 2019, the Afghan Air Force has at least 183 aircraft and approximately 6,800 personnel. There are four Afghan Air Force wings:

Kabul (201st or 1st Wing): fixed-wing squadron, rotary-wing squadron, Presidential Airlift Squadron

Kandahar (202nd or 2nd Wing): rotary-wing squadron, fixed-wing squadron

Shindand (203rd or 3rd Wing): training squadron, rotary-wing squadron

Mazar-i-Sharif (304th or 4th Wing): rotary-wing squadron"

 

 

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2 mins ago, KnewBee said:

"..As of November 2019, the Afghan Air Force has at least 183 aircraft and approximately 6,800 personnel. There are four Afghan Air Force wings:

Kabul (201st or 1st Wing): fixed-wing squadron, rotary-wing squadron, Presidential Airlift Squadron

Kandahar (202nd or 2nd Wing): rotary-wing squadron, fixed-wing squadron

Shindand (203rd or 3rd Wing): training squadron, rotary-wing squadron

Mazar-i-Sharif (304th or 4th Wing): rotary-wing squadron"

 

 

Damn, who knew we bought them planes?

Now we have an ever warring market for our arms, even while we sit at home in relative peace. Our MIC have a market for their goods, and we don't lose kids in a meaningless war.

Brilliant.

Must have been a Trump idea.

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21 mins ago, JimG said:

Should a pilot operate a plane in sandals?

I keep thinking of the Africans, and their home made planes, and how in a couple of years these sleek fighters and choppers will be cobbled together to make egg beaters and bikes with the scrap metal.

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21 hours ago, dena said:

We recently found out the Talib's HQ is in Iran.

Does Joe decapitate them, or pay them off?

Got a reference for that?

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