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The Return of the Stinger Missile | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 24, 2018

Soon our “allies” will have fresh supplies of these MANPADS, too. What could possibly go wrong?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-return-of-the-stinger-missile/

…Unsurprisingly, this has meant the U.S. military has essentially never had occasion to use the Stinger to any real effect. The current gaggle of wars, indeed, have been with enemies who have little or often no air force at all, which is a big part of why the Pentagon has moved away from training and fielding the missiles. They’re just not useful.

Which isn’t to say the Stinger missiles are all sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Quite the contrary, the Reagan administration was quite eager to get these missiles into the hands of U.S.-backed insurgencies, primarily the Afghan mujahideen (i.e. Al Qaeda-MCViewPoint) and the UNITA movement in Angola…

Be seeing you (on the train, not the plane)

be seeing you

 

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