An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with Alpha Company, 1st Tank Battalion, moves into position during a firefight in the town of Zamindawar, May 27, 2012. The tanks support Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Jaws.
In 2011 The Marines Corps implemented tanks into Afghanistan. There wasn’t an enemy tank threat, the tanks were simply used to direct fire into the enemy when mortars or close air support couldn’t while at the same time minimizing civilian casualties. Try being a bad guy, shooting at Marines and having a tank respond to your machinegun fire(chew on that bad guys).
In the second picture you will see Marines. This is what the inside a can of whoop ass looks like. They are dirty, mean and combat proven. Notice many of the weapons are condition one (magazine loaded) because they are ready to fight even within their outpost which is most likely shared by Afghan Army.
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These are just a couple pictures of your Marines at war, yes America, we are still at war!
Time for a CGar!