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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 10/26/2001 3:16:20 PM EDT
Is the military portion of this being done properly? Something about not bombing the shit out of the front line protecting Kabul bothers me. I'm no General but I want some carpet bombing already. Lets scorch these bastards.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:01:07 PM EDT
I think they're being a bit too risk-adverse. The US likes to fight wars in which material matters most, because we can crush anyone that way, and it's a low-risk proposition. This war requires accepting more risk and dispatch. They weren't bombing the Taliban in front of the Northern Alliance for a while because they were trying to exactly calibrate a political solution and didn't want the NA winning "too fast". Well, the military is a blunt instrument, and you can't calibrate it that finely. I think they'll need to seize an airfield and encourage defections from the Pashtuns by presenting the loss of the Taliban as a done deal. A "get with the program or be on the losing side" proposition, rather than what they have been doing.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 6:22:08 AM EDT
I's tanks we's shoulds use some U.S. grade "Amtracks" on dum!
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