Mattis Boards Emergency C-130 As Taliban Strikes Secure Base, Disguising Themselves To Kill 200

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The war in Afghanistan has been neglected so badly in the past eight years, now all of the progress and gains our warriors had made are very well diminished. The past neglect to your warriors should be criminal.

Afghanistan is in disarray. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the troubled country early Monday, three days after nearly 200 soldiers were killed in a horrific attack on a prominent Afghan military base.

The Afghan military floundered after American troops mostly withdrew. The insurgents’ grip on power has been steadily increasing rather than diminishing. Mattis’ visit signals America’s increased commitment to Afghan politics. Read more here


A Dog Named Tank

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You may have seen this post before. Some by utilizing the worthless website (snopes) claim its not true but hey, snopes is a joke and if you use that as your "authenticator" you should reevaluate it. I could care less if its true as it makes you think and ponder the many, many sacrifices your servicemembers make that mostly go unnoticed. True/not true, think about it because somewhere out there is a "tank". Time for a C-Gar

 
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly.

 
I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street.
 
But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local news. The shelter said they had received numerous calls right after, but they said the people who had come down to see him just didn't look like "Lab people," whatever that meant. They must've thought I did.
 

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MOAB DOD Video that was dropped in Afg yesterday

  2017-04-14 09.32.41 "A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes #ISIS cave and tunnel systems in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday. The strike was designed to minimize risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS fighters and facilities and eliminate any perceived safe haven for ISIS in Afghanistan."

This is the video taken from the C-130 at a very high altitude and very far away and the explosion still looks big. Note the shock wave from the blast. Nasty.......

Time for a C-Gar


U.S. drops "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, marking weapon's first use

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The U.S. dropped a bomb containing 11 tons of explosives on an ISIS cave complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on the border with Pakistan on Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed to CBS News’ David Martin.

 

These things are "bad ass". Not only is the explosion from the 11 tons of explosive damaging, the physiological  affect of this type of ordinance is all around pant shitting terrible. I have been in the area of this type of explosion aftermath and as it detonates just above ground ( at a predetermined altitude) and it is very affective for bad dudes in caves as it literally sucks the oxygen out of the sky and burns it rapidly. For bad dudes in a cave that means the air in your lungs leaves your body so fast because of the burn rate, we often found bad dudes with lungs hanging out of their mouth.Ya, that kind of bad ass. For the record, the article says "first time use" which is incorrect, these were used in 2003, not often but were used in the Tarin Kowt mountain range that included (use too) a large infrastructure of cave networks. They worked really good there as well....

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