Reports are just coming in that the U.S. has just dropped a MOAB ( Massive Ordnance Air Blast) or as we like to call it the Mother Of All Bombs, on Afghanistan in response to ramping up of activity by ISIS as well as the Taliban in the area. This bomb has never before been used in combat and it the largest NON-nuclear bomb that is held by the United States.
This is one hell of a move by the Trump Administration and I for one applaud it. It is about time that we have a leader that no longer panders to terrorists and dictators. Let the games begin.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources. They said the target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province. White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that target at his daily briefing, saying it was “a system of tunnels and caves that ISIS fighters used to move around freely.” The military is currently assessing the damage. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources.
USAF doesn't have a factsheet on MOAB, so heres a rundown from our almanac. MOP is bigger by weight, but MOAB's warhead & yield much larger. pic.twitter.com/boruQY0jAa
— Brian Everstine (@beverstine) April 13, 2017
Via Business Insider :
“At 7:32 pm local time today, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan conducted a strike on an ISIS-K tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017,” US Central Command said in a statement, referring to the ISIS branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ISIS-Khorasan. “The strike used a GBU-43 bomb dropped from a U.S. aircraft,” the statement said. “The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities.”
“As ISIS-K’s losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers and tunnels to thicken their defense,” Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said in the statement. “This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K.” Russia, Pakistan, and China have also warned of increasing ISIS activity in Afghanistan.
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