Lowering the Flag




 
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October 27th, 2014  
tetvet
 

Topic: Lowering the Flag


Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion the Flags have been lowered for the last time and the facilities have been turned over to the Afghans , then what ? Afghan has no Air Force or does it .
October 27th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion the Flags have been lowered for the last time and the facilities have been turned over to the Afghans , then what ? Afghan has no Air Force or does it .
The Afghan Air Force was official recreated in 2008 and they do have a number of fixed wing transport and light aircraft along with quite a sizable collection of helicopter transports and gunships.

They are also supposedly going to begin receiving the first of around 20 attack aircraft this year.
October 27th, 2014  
tetvet
 
I hope it works out for them but it reminds me of when we pulled out of Vietnam we left them with an Air Force a Navy a Mechanized military , didn't work out .
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October 27th, 2014  
George
 
Vietnam, Iraq......
October 27th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I see the British are also pulling out. Its about time, too many young men from all nations have died fighting in that hell hole.
October 27th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
I hope it works out for them but it reminds me of when we pulled out of Vietnam we left them with an Air Force a Navy a Mechanized military , didn't work out .
I guess at some point Afghanistan does have to stand on its own two feet we just cant keep pumping lives and money into the place with no end.
 


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