US Battle Tanks Roll Into Afghanistan – And Out of Russia




General David Petraeus has approved the deployment of US battle tanks to Afghanistan in an effort to hit insurgency harder while limiting close-range casualties. The commander of US and NATO forces in the region announced an initial wave of 16 Marine Corps-led M1 Abrams tanks to Helmand province, where the Taliban stronghold is embedded. The vehicles will allow pockets of resistance to be shelled from up to a mile away and provide enhanced protection for troops in theatre. [eventpdf]...
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