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    fghan Air Force pilots have run out of laser-guided weaponry due to the sudden loss of support from the United States and NATO after President Joe Biden decided to exit Afghanistan, according to a senior Afghan lawmaker.

    “They're completely out of stock for the laser munitions,” Afghan member of parliament Haji Ajmal Rahmani told the State Department Correspondents' Association in a virtual briefing from Kabul. “It's not low — it's actually out of stock.”

    The logistical difficulty arose as Taliban forces surged across the country in the wake of departing NATO forces, an offensive Afghanistan’s modest air force has tried to blunt as the number of U.S. strikes has dwindled. Rahmani and his colleagues are appealing Congress for additional support, warning Biden’s “hasty withdrawal” emboldened the Taliban and undermined the embattled Afghan military’s ability to repel the militants.

    “It was a hasty withdrawal,” Rahmani said, explaining Afghan forces were left with the munitions at a time when NATO forces were expected to continue carrying out most of the airstrikes in the country. "When they have made a request [for more munitions], the feedback was, it will take some more time because they have to make the orders and it will take time to produce and ship to Afghanistan, and they are talking up around one year, more or less, till it will reach Afghanistan.”

    BIDEN AFGHANISTAN ASSESSMENT RINGS HOLLOW TO ALLIES AMID TALIBAN SURGE

    That shortage deprives the Afghan military of an arsenal that had a “crippling psychological effect” on the Taliban, according to the Pentagon.

    “The bombs are built by Afghan ammunitions specialists and loaded onto Afghan planes by Afghan maintainers,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams in 2018. “This is one example of how the Afghan Air Force is assuming ownership across the board.”

    Three years later, Afghan pilots are reduced to using less sophisticated bombs to stem a rising tide of Taliban forces.

    “[The planes] have different munitions, and [they are] trying to somehow manage the situation with the different munitions, but this one is much more [effective],” Rahmani said. “It definitely is somehow impacting the missions and operations, but ... they are having different munitions and trying to manage the situation with that, but it's critical, and it's very important and very important for making sure we don't have civilian casualties.”
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    US never should have invaded. Biden was right to end this war which was lost a long time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    US never should have invaded. Biden was right to end this war which was lost a long time ago.
    it wasnt lost a long time ago. by removing air support it insures a loss for the ANAForces -especially if they lack munitions

    It was a hasty withdrawal,” Rahmani said, explaining Afghan forces were left with the munitions at a time when NATO forces were expected to continue carrying out most of the airstrikes in the country. "When they have made a request [for more munitions], the feedback was, it will take some more time because they have to make the orders and it will take time to produce and ship to Afghanistan, and they are talking up around one year, more or less, till it will reach Afghanistan.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    it wasnt lost a long time ago. by removing air support it insures a loss for the ANAForces -especially if they lack munitions
    We simply don't agree that the US was justified in invading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    We simply don't agree that the US was justified in invading.
    no we do agree. Although "justification" doesn't enter into realpolitik

    I agree an invasion and occupation to nationbuild was a fools errand ( like Iraq)
    But we most certainly had a lot of "justification" to go in and remove Taliban from power as they harbored terrorist
    Still decapitating the regime wasnt smart either if it led to nation building.

    In Libya killing Qadaffi was even more stoopid as he was an ally on killing terrorists

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    Listen up please you fucks....

    Here is what matters:

    Will there be a Civil War or is the Taliban now going to run the place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Listen up please you fucks....

    Here is what matters:

    Will there be a Civil War or is the Taliban now going to run the place?
    there Is a civil war
    by all accounts the Taliban have the momentum, but they do not control Kabul or Kandahar

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    there Is a civil war
    by all accounts the Taliban have the momentum, but they do not control Kabul or Kandahar
    Thank you for this smart and serious answer.
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    Quality must be championed.

    The fact that the WEST has mostly stopped is one of the top ten reasons you know (would know if you were worth a shit) that the West is dying.








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    It is not like Kola Bears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatta View Post
    But we most certainly had a lot of "justification" to go in and remove Taliban from power
    Again, we don't agree.

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    Sounds a lot like the collapse of S. Vietnam...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    Sounds a lot like the collapse of S. Vietnam...
    It would have been so helpful had we learned from the debacle in Nam.

    But no, we were not up to it.

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