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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    In what way should the Afghanistan war been fought like WW2

    Fire bombing of cities? 1 million US soldiers?

    I keep hearing that the US should adopt WW2 tactics but without the specifics of what they actually mean by it
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes, to all.
    You do know that the US has a presence in most Afghani cities dont you. Mass bombings of those cities will kill US citizens and soldiers
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You do know that the US has a presence in most Afghani cities dont you. Mass bombings of those cities will kill US citizens and soldiers
    Obviously, in 2002, when we invaded, there wasn't an American presence in any Afghan city. Duh!!!

    And, there isn't an American presence in the Tallie strongholds. So, I say bomb the crap out of them.

    Wanna see a quick end to the war? Then fight it and stop pussy-footin' around.
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously, in 2002, when we invaded, there wasn't an American presence in any Afghan city. Duh!!!

    And, there isn't an American presence in the Tallie strongholds. So, I say bomb the crap out of them.

    Wanna see a quick end to the war? Then fight it and stop pussy-footin' around.
    America took over Afghanistan quite easily in 2002 did it not?
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Looks like Chappy got all butt hurt, good riddance.
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    America took over Afghanistan quite easily in 2002 did it not?
    Obviously not. We're still there fighting the Tallies, aren't we?
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously not. We're still there fighting the Tallies, aren't we?
    The US won the Afghanistan war quite easily, it has found exerting control over Afghanistan difficult

    Other then the 1 million soldiers in Afghanistan, any other tactics from WW2 would result in far more civilian casualties then what Afghanistan is currently experiencing. The Taliban do not fight in massed units nor do they have large military bases that they congregate into. Using massed bomber attacks would kill 95% civilians and at most 5% taliban. This would not stop the Taliban, nor would it make Afghanistan more likely to fall under US control. The afghani population has gone from 14 million or so in the 80s to 24 million now. To make the Afghanis capitulate would require killing numbers that would make Stalin blush
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The US won the Afghanistan war quite easily, it has found exerting control over Afghanistan difficult
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    Other then the 1 million soldiers in Afghanistan, any other tactics from WW2 would result in far more civilian casualties then what Afghanistan is currently experiencing. The Taliban do not fight in massed units nor do they have large military bases that they congregate into. Using massed bomber attacks would kill 95% civilians and at most 5% taliban. This would not stop the Taliban, nor would it make Afghanistan more likely to fall under US control. The afghani population has gone from 14 million or so in the 80s to 24 million now. To make the Afghanis capitulate would require killing numbers that would make Stalin blush
    The war is over? I hadn't heard.
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The war is over? I hadn't heard.
    I thought it was over before the Iraq war was started and finished a few months after it began.
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    Re: US presence in Afghanistan as long as Soviet slog

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I thought it was over before the Iraq war was started and finished a few months after it began.
    Um.......ok!
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