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The Taliban don't have anti-air guns, why do we use ground troops in Afghanistan?

Author : Michael

Submitted : 2018-02-22 16:13:21    Popularity:     

Tags: air  anti  Taliban  guns  Afghanistan  

I've read about americans who got the medal Honor dying in Afghanistan searching for Taliban on the ground.

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That is the only way to win with troops on the ground.

The Taliban definitely do have Anti-Air capabilities... Not as much anymore, but it still exists.

You need troops to seize and hold any ground. All the air and artillery power in the world isn't going to replace the role of the boots and eyes that directly interact with the population and root out the bad guys wherever they hide.

Because you can't hold ground solely with airpower.
You can't search and clear a village with A-10s, unless you want to level it, causing huge amounts of collateral damage, and lose the hearts and minds.
An F-15 pilot can't talk to the village elders from 10,000 feet.
A B-52 can't effectively distribute aid to a village.
Need I continue?

You can't hold ground with sporadic momentary attacks from the air. It is real easy to waste a lot of ordnance on fake troop emplacements without men on the ground to confirm the targets and hold the ground after the enemy is chased off.

They hide in plain sight, towns and villages. I do think they need to get middle evil over there.

You can't control a region with just air power.

American presence in Afghanistan is to protect the several key oil routes that run through the country to the sea where tankers take the oil to Free World nations. Taliban don't wear uniforms and are hard to find. They attack Americans and Afghan government, who are friendly with Americans. Can't use air attacks because no one knows where Taliban are exactly, although Trump's big bomb killed a lot of their infiltrators through the border tunnel near Pakistan.

heu... those big GUNs mounted on Toyota pick-up....?

Funny thing about modern warfare, a lesson not learned in the 200 years.
You cannot BOMB a country back into the Stone Age, when it never left it.

There is no reason (other than land) to even fight in Afghanistan.
It is the like the U.S. "Badlands" of old west. Going in is hard to do, to stay is even harder.
Looking for "bad guys" is not worth the trouble, until the "bad guys" leave.

But, as in (it seems) all modern countries, the War Hawks have little penises and thus MUST wave big spears to compensate. Also, Old Men do not make war they send the children of other people to fight in their name.

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