Recently President Trump took another approach to destroying the sponsors of terrorism, in the video below is showed what happens when the military is allowed to do what it takes to be done.
In the video below, you can see a series of U.S. airstrikes on opium processing facilities in Afghanistan that happened on November 19 part of Operation Jagged Knife, an operation to take out drug labs in Taliban areas of the country
Lt. Col. Michael Andrews, the Pentagon spokesperson, said that the airstrikes were conducted by U.S. F-16s from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and U.S. B-52s flying from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The A U.S. F-22 Raptor and Afghan Air Force A-29s also were included in the airstrikes.
The airstrikes are clear proof of how Trump is trying to repair the mistakes done by Obama.
Obama during his tenure as president pulled out a large number of troops from Afghanistan, enabling the U.S. military to conduct operations and airstrikes.
As a result, many of the Afghan security forces who were fighting together with Western troops died, in fact, 75,000 members of security were killed from 2015 to 2016, said Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib.
And now, since President Trump the U.S. military is free to do their job, some reports are even suggesting that three times as many bombs would be released in Afghanistan this year in comparison to 2016.
Trump also allowed the U.S. military to strike Taliban facilities, no matter if they pose a direct risk to the U.S. or its allies.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan General John Nicholson pointed out the interest in destroying the drug operations.
“They fight so that they can keep profiting from narcotics trade and other criminal activities,” Nicholson stated.
Apparently, the Taliban provides an approximately 85% of the world’s opium, Nicholson said.
Experts said that the operation was much needed, seeing how the opium trade helped the Taliban to fund itself during the war by bringing a 60% of the Taliban’s income.
Ten opium labs were hit on Nov 19. The American aircrafts targeted eight of them, and the other two were attacked by Afghan warplanes.
Other airstrikes will happen in the near future, Nicholson explained, saying that there are estimated 400 to 500 opium facilities throughout Afghanistan.
“We are not going to let up,” Nicholson vowed.
Here is the video:
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