Skip to comments.FUNKER530 Raw Combat Footage [featured on Fox]
Posted on 09/28/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by Daffynition
U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight
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If you watch this 5 min video ‘til the end...the American troops are giving their water bottles to the MFers.
Thanks to Obama’s rules of engagement, we would not be able to do the sensible thing; call in an air strike or artillery.
Airstrikes by coalition forces in Afghanistan have dropped dramatically in the three months Gen. Stanley McChrystal has led the war effort there, reflecting his new emphasis on avoiding civilian casualties and protecting the population.
NATO fixed-wing aircraft dropped 1,211 bombs and other munitions during the past three months the peak of the fighting season compared with 2,366 during the same period last year, according to military statistics. The nearly 50% decline in airstrikes comes with an influx of more than 20,000 U.S. troops this year and an increase in insurgent attacks.
The shift is the result of McChrystals new directives, said Air Force Col. Mark Waite, an official at the air operations center in southwest Asia. Ground troops are less inclined to call for bombing or strafing runs, though they often have an aircraft conduct a show of force, a flyby to scare off insurgents, or use planes for surveillance, Waite said.
God help us.
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