25 Tons of Bombs Wipe Afghan Town Off Map

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  1. We had to destroy it to save it, man....

    25 Tons of Bombs Wipe Afghan Town Off Map

    An American-led military unit pulverized an Afghan village in Kandahar’s Arghandab River Valley in October, after it became overrun with Taliban insurgents. It’s hard to understand how turning an entire village into dust fits into America’s counterinsurgency strategy — which supposedly prizes the local people’s loyalty above all else.

    25 Tons of Bombs Wipe Afghan Town Off Map [Updated] | Danger Room | Wired.com
  2. 25 tons eh?

    well that will do it
  3. Apparently the command felt it better to not let the Civvies back into the heavily boobytrapped homes where the Afghan Civvies would be killed. Nice Vietnam segway though.
    Journo is Spencer Ackerman, impeccable credentials.....
  4. We think it's more sporting to let the Taleban do it.
  5. Hurrah, one down............. Hmm be cheaper to send a bit of instant sunshine to deal with the rest!
  6. For the price of just one bomb they would have knocked it all down for you.
  7. They missed a spot.