CR2 to Afghanistan.(Also posted to AFG thread.)

#1
From today's Times.

" Tanks to be sent to fight Taliban"

The Army plans to send 16 CR2 to AFG..."

Plainly the brass have finally convinced the politicians and nay sayers that there is a role for them. Pity it's taken so long.
 
#2
The brass? The brass have got blood on their hands from pushing the 'courageous restraint' bollox which has led to many soldiers dying and getting injured. I can hardly see them now wanting to send challies in unless they've seen their cockup.
 
#5
The brass? The brass have got blood on their hands from pushing the 'courageous restraint' bollox which has led to many soldiers dying and getting injured. I can hardly see them now wanting to send challies in unless they've seen their cockup.
Sorry, I meant to put rolling eyes as there are no irony smilies.
 
#7
I wonder what has changed in the intelligence briefings that suddenly tanks are the new flavour of the month.
Pehaps they felt jealous that the Americans are getting some heavy armour to play with. And if the Danes and Cannucks are showing off their Leopards the Americans showing off their Abrams they probably felt its only right the Brits get to show off the Challys.
 
#9
And the last sentence of the article:

A spokesman [from the MOD] said there had been no decision yet about whether to send in the tanks.
 
#10
Would this be inspired friday afternoon briefing from various RAC Regiments that feel they have a limited future by any chance ;-)
 
#12
Or both shallow and cynical?

Let me guess, they'll be dusting up the green zone with canister rounds just like the ruskies in the 1980s?
 
#13
Or both shallow and cynical?

Let me guess, they'll be dusting up the green zone with canister rounds just like the ruskies in the 1980s?

I doubt it, CR2 doesn't have a cannister round! It will make a difference just you wait and see.
 
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