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Six B-52H strategic bombers of the US Air Force will provide cover for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan

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The Pentagon continues its "cover operation" designed to ensure the withdrawal of the American military contingent from Afghanistan. To this end, six B-52H strategic bombers have already been deployed to the Middle East.


On Tuesday, May 4, two B-52H Stratofortresses landed in Qatar at El Udeid Air Force Base, flying from Minot Air Force Base, located in North Dakota. The planes have joined the four B-54Ns that have already been there since the end of April, which provide for the withdrawal of Western coalition troops from Afghanistan.

As stated in the command of the Air Force, American strategists have already begun flights, which are called patrol. How often they are carried out is not said, but six bombers can provide daily air cover for the withdrawn troops. Moreover, the B-52H does not fly alone, they are accompanied by aircraft from the aircraft carrier of the US Navy CVN-69 Dwight Eisenhower, which is with its escort group in the Arabian Sea.

Earlier, the Pentagon said that to cover the withdrawal of the main forces from Afghanistan, an additional military contingent was deployed to the country, but did not explain how much and in what quantity. This measure was taken to repel a possible attack on the withdrawn forces of the Western coalition. The State Department promised a "tough response" in the event of hostilities by the terrorist Taliban (* banned in Russia). The Taliban themselves * are trying to push the Americans out of the country as quickly as possible, without waiting for September.
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  1. Commissar77
    Commissar77 5 May 2021 06: 54
    +1
    They will take out the poppy straw, don't go to the grandma, as many as six bombers.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 07: 04
      +7
      Quote: Military Commissar77
      They will take out the poppy straw, don't go to the grandma, as many as six bombers.

      This is better than the transit thereof to Russia, let them at least take out all of them.
      1. NIKN
        NIKN 5 May 2021 08: 40
        +7
        Are strategists covering up the conclusion? Why is it so weak? A couple of ICBM battalions are needed, otherwise the troops will not be withdrawn.
    2. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 6 May 2021 08: 17
      0
      Well, it is unlikely that a straw is immediately heroin then and this is at least 240 tons per 6x pancake for the whole planet to be enough. 3 times for sure)))
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 5 May 2021 07: 03
    +10
    How to provide cover from the "strategist"? Again carpet bombing? Or "other" (and expensive) ammunition "from above" for any vile spirit who decided to avenge the donkey that was blown up by a mine?
    My opinion is that "warthogs" should cover. And B52 is rather the power of intimidation!
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 5 May 2021 07: 12
      +6
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How to provide cover from the "strategist"? Again carpet bombing?

      The B-52 is very good against ambushes and body searches, but this is not certain. laughing
      1. Novichek)
        Novichek) 5 May 2021 14: 00
        0
        Yes, of course everything looks very comical, but what if you look at this case "from a different angle"? How many minutes does this now need to fly through the CIS countries to the borders of Russia? All the more, the scale of this "circus" makes you think, because you can see with the naked eye that all this is not logical, well, whatever one may say, well, nothing converges here, the goals are not commensurate with the means and, moreover, are not commensurate, they are still and not adequate !!! It is necessary to bring the border military districts in line with the new threats!
      2. DED_peer_DED
        DED_peer_DED 6 May 2021 22: 15
        0
        If you carry cows in it, StraghKovTrans is straight.
    2. Ren
      Ren 5 May 2021 07: 21
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      How to provide cover from the "strategist"? Again carpet bombing?

      The maximum combat load of the V-52N in the weapons compartment is 31 kg. Let's say the average weight of a fighter is 500 kg, then 100xB-6H = 52 fighters at a time.
      If the information about the number of US soldiers and military specialists in Afghanistan is correct (2), then they will be taken out in two trips.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 5 May 2021 08: 00
        +2
        Quote: Ren
        then they will be taken out in two trips.

        Yes, faster. There is also an external suspension. However, you counted it. Bombers to carry the very thing - have the soldiers seen mountaineering carbines? That's why they wear - instead of a bomb rack laughing
    3. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 5 May 2021 07: 21
      0
      How to provide cover from the "strategist"? Again carpet bombing?

      I don't mind the local aborigines of an exceptional nation ... who will count them there in the villages after the raid ... the Anglo-Saxons have a lot of experience after the bombing of Dresden.
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 5 May 2021 07: 43
        +3
        Departure of one bomber against three spirits, who decided to show who is the boss in Afghanistan, is mind-boggling for American money. And the tasks of the bomber are different. Minke whales are muddying something again
    4. Barberry25
      Barberry25 5 May 2021 13: 11
      0
      Apaches, ganships ... but not a fortress at all .. for them there are no common goals .. Or do they also want to "check in" and burn several villages inadvertently when they leave?
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 May 2021 07: 04
    +3
    provide cover for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan
    Carpet bombing? It would be better to turn to the experience of the withdrawal of a group of Soviet troops, which was included in the subject "History of Military Art".
    1. serg.shishkov2015
      serg.shishkov2015 5 May 2021 07: 13
      +2
      They are unlikely to succeed. then ours were able to negotiate with the spirits for a safe exit, and the Americans say no, above their national dignity. it's easier for them * strategists * to fit-type strong.
  4. evgen1221
    evgen1221 5 May 2021 07: 22
    +2
    It is ingenious, to ensure the withdrawal of a 300k contingent, to drive into the country and its surroundings with another half a million troops with trinkets.
  5. Cowbra
    Cowbra 5 May 2021 07: 58
    -1
    So the B-1Bs all flew off, and the F-35s are good only for the local Uhvoyakov, but when it comes down to it, you have to drag the junk 60 years ago, the rest only fits into cartoons.
  6. cobalt
    cobalt 5 May 2021 08: 05
    +1
    Poppy fields will be pollinated to increase yields.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 5 May 2021 08: 12
    +3
    Is the Taliban so reluctant to withdraw the Americans from Afghanistan? That it was necessary to cover the withdrawal with six strategic B-52Ns.
    What's in their heads, nonsense ...
    The only thing the Taliban can do now is to arrange a party to celebrate the flight of Americans
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 5 May 2021 08: 37
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      The only thing the Taliban can do now is to arrange a party to celebrate the flight of Americans

      And it seems like the Americans have already announced that they will not withdraw their troops so quickly, or they will withdraw, but less than the available contingent.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 5 May 2021 09: 11
        +2
        Quote: Egoza
        And it seems like the Americans have already announced that they will not withdraw their troops so quickly, or they will withdraw, but less than the available contingent.

        The task for the Americans is quite difficult. They must withdraw their troops and stay at the same time. They won't quit drugs
      2. DED_peer_DED
        DED_peer_DED 6 May 2021 22: 17
        +1
        And it seems like the Americans have already stated that they will not withdraw their troops so quickly.

        Squeak, they are afraid.
  8. ximkim
    ximkim 5 May 2021 08: 20
    +2
    Hike, the peace prize is shining to someone ..
  9. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 May 2021 08: 27
    +3
    Moreover, the B-52H does not fly alone, they are accompanied by aircraft from the aircraft carrier of the US Navy CVN-69 Dwight Eisenhower, which is with its escort group in the Arabian Sea.
    and aircraft carriers are covered by a group of ships and boats. And they, in turn, are covered by planes, etc., etc. In short, the result is a very, very expensive "withdrawal of the American military contingent from Afghanistan." laughing And how many more will be sawn along the way! laughing
  10. rocket757
    rocket757 5 May 2021 08: 34
    +1
    Six B-52H strategic bombers of the US Air Force will provide cover for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan
    Fuck! They would have hung some more orbital group on Afgan ...
  11. AshPoseidon
    AshPoseidon 5 May 2021 09: 03
    0
    Earlier, the Pentagon said that to cover the withdrawal of the main forces from Afghanistan, an additional military contingent was deployed to the country.
    Okay, B-52 bombers, this is to level the mountains together with the spirits, but to introduce an additional one for the withdrawal of the main military contingent. fool Or is it special mountain arrows request.
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 May 2021 10: 34
    +1
    And what will the B52 do if the bearded ones from 50 meters will wipe out a column of US troops. Bearded ones don't study the experience of wars? Well, well.
  13. Old26
    Old26 5 May 2021 12: 59
    +1
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    How to provide cover from the "strategist"?

    In the same way as our TU-16 and TU-22M ensured the withdrawal of the Soviet contingent from Afghanistan. When the mountains in the area of ​​the withdrawal route were turned into valleys, if necessary ...
  14. Novichek)
    Novichek) 5 May 2021 13: 22
    +3
    Here, everyone is joking now, laughing, but in fact, what? But in fact - they just like this, easily, placed "strategists" on the border of Russia
  15. Siberian54
    Siberian54 5 May 2021 14: 14
    0
    Is it really the first time themselves without being kicked in the ass from the partisans (in the fashionable way - terrorists)? Or another bluff for domestic consumption?
  16. Tarasios
    Tarasios 5 May 2021 14: 16
    0
    even with such motives, the "withdrawal cover" (against the background of only promises of withdrawal, as well as in Syria) looks more like an accumulation of offensive forces
  17. Siegfried
    Siegfried 6 May 2021 01: 57
    0
    we also covered ourselves at the exit, only at the end we bombed not weakly, farewell, so to speak.
  18. Prisoner
    Prisoner 6 May 2021 18: 45
    0
    Cover "strategists"? Are they going to fight off the Basmachi divisions reinforced by tank brigades there? what Is it from their stupidity, they are furious with fat, they want to take out the loot, or what is the fourth?
  19. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED 6 May 2021 22: 12
    0
    the Americans invented a new type of airplane - the Strategic patrol airplane.