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grenades_and_ham 6 points ago +6 / -0

The aircraft that were serviceable were taken by the remnants of the air force and flown into Uzbekistan.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9898985/Uzbekistan-forced-landing-46-military-aircrafts-carrying-nearly-600-Afghan-soldiers.html

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Brez 2 points ago +2 / -0

We are lucky they don't know how to fly. The way they steamrolled a 2 trillion dollar fortified ally of ours... If they had an effective air force we'd be speaking Talibanese right now

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learntocode 2 points ago +2 / -0

Spare parts, tools, fuel, trained mechanics, traines pilots etc. less of a "Taliban air force" and more of a "We just trew away billions in hardware, again."

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slangin_paint 1 point ago +1 / -0

they will probably just sell it all to the chinese and/or iranians to reverse engineer.

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iamherefortheluls 1 point ago +1 / -0

do chinese even need to reverse engineer it? at this point I wouldn't be surprised to find out that US airforce is being manufactured in China too.

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slangin_paint 1 point ago +1 / -0

yeah, i had to pause before posting that comment because it occurred to me that the Clintons probably sold all the info the the Chinese already. But maybe they needed some working models to help them fully utilize the blueprints.

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PolishBaldEagle 1 point ago +1 / -0

I watched it live and said the same thing “they don’t have an Air Force?? They literally just acquired one”

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WowbaggerTIP 1 point ago +1 / -0

We can give them pianos too, but they won't know how to play.