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Obama has allowed more active use of the US Air Force in Afghanistan

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Barack Obama approved the expansion of the authority of the US command in Afghanistan for more active use aviationtransmits RIA News Reuters message.




Earlier it was reported that the Pentagon is considering the possibility of intensifying the bombing of Taliban positions.

A spokesman for the US Department of Defense confirmed that a presidential decree "would allow the military to use the Air Force more widely, including fire support from the air."

“However, this is not a universal order for Taliban strikes,” the Pentagon representative warned.

The publication reminds that airstrikes on terrorists "were suspended at the end of 2014, when the coalition turned off its combat mission in Afghanistan."

It is noted that the decision to resume strikes "was made against the background of a change of leadership in the Taliban: instead of Akhtar Mansur, who was killed on May 12th as a result of a drone strike, the group was headed by Mulavi Haybatullah Akhunzad."
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  1. avvg
    avvg 10 June 2016 09: 48
    +7
    Probably now the US Air Force will be more actively bombing hospitals, hospitals and other civilian facilities in Afghanistan.
    1. ProtectRusOrDie
      ProtectRusOrDie 10 June 2016 09: 52
      +2
      Quote: avvg
      Probably the US Air Force will be more active in bombing hospitals and hospitals in Afghanistan.


      I agree,

      However, all of the above pales against the background of their "weakness" for bulldozers.

      )))
      We go further
      1. udincev
        udincev 10 June 2016 09: 57
        +1
        One of the last "good" deeds of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate as president of the "stronghold of peace and democracy."
        Bravo, Abama!
        “However, this is not a universal order for Taliban strikes,” the Pentagon representative warned.

        What are you, what are you ... How is it possible for their tame peaceful terrorists!
      2. sdc_alex
        sdc_alex 10 June 2016 10: 00
        +3
        Barack Obama approved the expansion of the authority of the US command in Afghanistan for a more active use of aviation


        And I naively believed that such approval should be given to the authorities of the country in whose territory these air forces are to be used, or, at worst, the UN Security Council.
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    3. svp67
      svp67 10 June 2016 10: 10
      +1
      Quote: avvg
      Probably now the US Air Force will be more active

      ... pollinate fields with opium poppy.
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 10 June 2016 10: 28
      0
      Well, now it’s better for Afghans not to collect weddings laughing
  2. dmi.pris
    dmi.pris 10 June 2016 09: 51
    0
    In general, there are strange things among the zashtatniki .. In fact, there is a war going on there and the command itself must act according to the situation, and not wait for instructions from the "party bureau"
    1. ProtectRusOrDie
      ProtectRusOrDie 10 June 2016 09: 55
      0
      Quote: dmi.pris
      In general, there are strange things among the zashtatniki .. In fact, there is a war going on there and the command itself must act according to the situation, and not wait for instructions from the "party bureau"


      However, no one has canceled political PR yet.

      Say, "we did our job and left. There are still very few troops left there"))

      Most likely, the calculation was made for "voters with a fish memory" - in the region of 5,6 seconds (days, weeks). Who have already forgotten their dissatisfaction with the losses of soldiers in Afghanistan ..
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  3. A-Sim
    A-Sim 10 June 2016 09: 52
    +1
    7 AUGs will go there now?
    To the shores of Afghanistan?
    1. ProtectRusOrDie
      ProtectRusOrDie 10 June 2016 09: 56
      +1
      Quote: A-Sim
      7 AUGs will go there now?
      To the shores of Afghanistan?


      .... or Belarus)))
  4. Verdun
    Verdun 10 June 2016 09: 57
    +1
    It is noted that the decision to resume strikes "was made against the background of a change of leadership in the Taliban: instead of Akhtar Mansur, who was killed on May 12th as a result of a drone strike, the group was headed by Mulavi Haybatullah Akhunzad."
    What is it that turns out? Did the Americans practically bang the less radical leader with their own hands and came to power more radical? Well done! And now you have to strengthen the use of aviation. And where is the guarantee that in the event of the death of p = a new leader, a completely crazy one will not come to power?
  5. Skubudu
    Skubudu 10 June 2016 10: 00
    +1
    Bobama needs another Nobel Peace Prize to be given.
  6. sl22277
    sl22277 10 June 2016 10: 00
    +4
    Not at all surprised. There are still hospitals and schools left in Afghanistan. And the fact that the United States is always ready to allow itself anything is not news at all.
    1. vanavatny
      vanavatny 10 June 2016 10: 04
      +2
      Well, yes, now any Afghan wedding is in particular danger
  7. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 10 June 2016 10: 00
    +6
    But the Afghans are more actively using the United States to supply their aircraft with their heroin around the world.
  8. hirurg
    hirurg 10 June 2016 10: 14
    0
    Oh. But what about the withdrawal of the contingent? Peacemaker yat. Come on, maybe two more F-16s will fall.
  9. atamankko
    atamankko 10 June 2016 10: 14
    0
    It turns out this also needs to be resolved.
  10. VP
    VP 10 June 2016 10: 46
    0
    I don’t understand, are they just sitting there for a year and a half?
    And why did the change of leader suddenly affect?
    There were agreements with the previous, but isn’t there with the new?
  11. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 10 June 2016 10: 48
    0
    And so 15 years ... request The valiant "striped" Army became famous only for: opium poppy, hospitals, weddings and gas stations (if I'm not mistaken in 100-200 above market value). Isn't it funny for them themselves? laughing
  12. tux
    tux 10 June 2016 11: 05
    0
    Or maybe igil’s competitors (banned in Russia) are eliminated?
  13. teron
    teron 10 June 2016 11: 14
    0
    Hence the moral: there will be no normal army — an uncle from the outside will decide the question of the intensity of the bombing of your native land. Not interested in your opinion.
  14. Performance
    Performance 10 June 2016 12: 20
    0
    A strange statement of the problem for aviation - "and the knees are higher and the step is wider" Obama did not add? Collapsed mission ... unfolded ... folded - unrolled and so for 15 years in a row. For 15 years, the brave American guys behind the high-tech joysticks of ultra-modern aviation with high-precision missiles are destroying ... the cars of the Mujahideen ??? and what are they actually destroying?