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USA Buys Russian Weapons For Afganistan  
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

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American defence officials have secretly requested a "prodigious quantity" of ammunition from Russia to supply the Afghan army in case a Democrat president takes over in Washington and pulls out US troops.

The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Pentagon chiefs have asked arms suppliers for a quote on a vast amount of ordnance, including more than 78 million rounds of AK47 ammunition, 100,000 rocket-propelled grenades and 12,000 tank shells - equivalent to about 15 times the British Army's annual requirements.

The Bush administration is said to want the deal because of worries that the next president could be a Democrat, possibly Hillary Clinton, who may abandon Afghanistan.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...Sheet=/news/2006/05/22/ixnews.html


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20552 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Some observers pointed to the irony of the deal, because when the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan the Americans sold Stinger surface-to- air missiles to the Mujahideen to enable them to shoot down Moscow's aircraft.

 yes 



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

The afghan army is equiped with mainly ex-soviet types that they aquired during the occupation and through other means.

It would make sense that the US would actually have to buy ammo that fits the equipment they have.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Seems to make sense to me . . . supply them with the appropriate ammo and such for weapons they already have and are trained to use.

I do concur here as well . . .

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Some observers pointed to the irony of the deal, because when the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan the Americans sold Stinger surface-to- air missiles to the Mujahideen to enable them to shoot down Moscow's aircraft.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8446 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Someone probably came to them and said "you paya lessa for cash eh??"

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