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2012-10-13 Home Front: WoT
How the US finally got Osama bin Laden
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Posted by ryuge 2012-10-13 07:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10800 views ]  Top

#1 why would not the plan be: raid first, if it fails contain with drones until bombers could eliminate compound?

Posted by airandee 2012-10-13 10:22||   2012-10-13 10:22|| Front Page Top

#2 The helos got through Pakistani airspace because there was cooperation from elements within the Pak military (at least the air defense), their intelligence community and the civilian government.

If the raid had failed, the rest of the Pakistani defense structure would have been alerted. I highly doubt that drones would have been able to loiter above the compound waiting for escapees; the idea that "until bombers to eliminate compound" unopposed is fatuous.

Likely the current Pak government would have fallen. As much as we berate the one now, the successor government would not have been an improvement.
Posted by Pappy 2012-10-13 14:43||   2012-10-13 14:43|| Front Page Top

#3 And in the interim a whole lot of reputed tactical nukes would have walked.
Posted by lotp 2012-10-13 17:57||   2012-10-13 17:57|| Front Page Top

#4 As much as we berate the one now, the successor government would not have been an improvement. This could apply to almost any government of a Muslim nation.
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