You could draw an analogy with a burglary from the locals' point of view. The value of your contents increases steeply. If the airstrike was called in to protect troops; well done, someone gives a stuff
The part of the report that caused me to exclaim "what the fsck !" was :
"... the Taleban fighters were close to overrunning the base ..."
Let me get this straight - we've deployed to Afghanistan with "all the assets requested by the Commanders" (phrase (C) Swiss Des Propaganda Inc) and within a fairly short period of time we're in so much trouble that only a liberal application of US airpower stops us being wiped off the map. And no-one seems to be bothered ?