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2019-09-11 Iraq
U.S. Air Force Uses F-35s To Bomb ISIS Island at start of gov’t anti-ISIS operation in Salahuddin province
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-11 00:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10811 views ]  Top
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Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-11 00:45||   2019-09-11 00:45|| Front Page Top

#2 US warplanes carpet-bomb an 'ISIS-infested' island in northern Iraq with 40 TONS of laser-guided explosives in a bid to wipe out all of their terrorist strongholds and stop the flow of fighters to Syria
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-11 02:35||   2019-09-11 02:35|| Front Page Top

#3 The Navy bombarded Tarawa for hours and hours. Told my father and his fellow Marines they would walk ashore without serious opposition. Just saying.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-11 07:06||   2019-09-11 07:06|| Front Page Top

#4 To be fair, Tarawa (and Iwo) were rock formations that the Japanese trenched and tunneled extensively.

Qanus Island looks to be something much less. More like a sand bar at a bend in the river
Posted by Mullah Richard 2019-09-11 08:00||   2019-09-11 08:00|| Front Page Top

#5 #3 There are, IMO, a few differences between Japanese and Arabs.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-11 08:04||   2019-09-11 08:04|| Front Page Top

#6 Also...

Why not artillery? Just wasting money to try out the planes?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-09-11 08:27||   2019-09-11 08:27|| Front Page Top

#7 Most likely we don't have artillery in range, BP.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-09-11 08:39||   2019-09-11 08:39|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm sure the Iraqis had artillery available.

The problem might have been that if the Iraqis had fired, say, 1000 shells and made little puffy smoke hits it would make the Iraqis look weak when the giant USA dropped kabooms hit.
Posted by lord garth 2019-09-11 09:21||   2019-09-11 09:21|| Front Page Top

#9 Wanted to try F-35.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-11 09:33||   2019-09-11 09:33|| Front Page Top

#10 That is most likely the other reason Grom.

Gotta get that combat time in for the new birds and pilots.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-09-11 10:19||   2019-09-11 10:19|| Front Page Top

#11 #5 whether devotion to Emperor or seeking Paradise, both seem to have no problem dying to the end.

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-11 10:25||   2019-09-11 10:25|| Front Page Top

#12 rotating inventory
Posted by bbrewer126 2019-09-11 11:18||   2019-09-11 11:18|| Front Page Top

#13 Why not artillery?

Arty won't penetrate into the tunnels.
Posted by Vinegar Protector of the Slytherins7734 2019-09-11 11:20||   2019-09-11 11:20|| Front Page Top

#14 #10 Know the problem (served with IDF artillery as a reservist).
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-11 11:53||   2019-09-11 11:53|| Front Page Top

#15 Practice on LGB target ranges can not simulate the 'fog of war' and high adrenal pilot jitters. Fresh fly-by-wire control systems need field calibration to void software limits that 'impede survive-ability'.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-09-11 13:30||   2019-09-11 13:30|| Front Page Top

#16 they could drop pianos or weights with '100 Tons' written on the side of them as long as it sends them all to hell on a shutter
Posted by Bob Grorong1136 2019-09-11 17:26||   2019-09-11 17:26|| Front Page Top

#17 #14 served

I suppose this means I should stop rubbing my hands in anticipation every time you don't post for a while. ;-)
Posted by Slolumble Flomoling4297 2019-09-11 20:03||   2019-09-11 20:03|| Front Page Top

#18 We need to use Arc Light more. 2000 lb bombs from B52's are relatively cheap. I am witness to the effectiveness, as BDA was my job for about 8 months. If the shrapnel didn't kill, the concussion surely did. Use it on ISIS, Taliban. Leave a trench along the Pak-AF border. Screw the UN.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2019-09-11 20:11||   2019-09-11 20:11|| Front Page Top

#19 #9, #10. It's 9/11; good time to shake-out the F-35.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-09-11 23:39||   2019-09-11 23:39|| Front Page Top

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