It's all about the Caffeine & Kitty Treats

‘Biden left 158 Black Hawks for the Taliban’…

Questions Abound on Abandoned Black Hawks

Congressman Dan Meuser said on Newsmax there are many questions the administration must face, including the decision to leave behind expensive U.S.-made weaponry including Black Hawk helicopters.

The Pennsylvania Republican said 158 Black Hawks were left behind for the Taliban to seize.

“That is a billion dollars worth of Black Hawk helicopters left behind,” said Meuser. “Speaker Pelosi refers to this as leaving some stuff behind. These people are thinking in an inverse manner compared to how my constituents certainly feel about this issue, and I believe, most rational members of Congress.”

The actual amount of equipment seized by the Taliban, or even whether any Black Hawks or the other aircraft is still operable, is not yet being reported by the federal government, reports Defense One.

According to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, as of June 30, the Afghan Air Force had just over 200 planes and helicopters, the site reports. Of that, just 167 was available for missions, with most operating from Kabul and Kandahar, the special inspector report indicates.

Not all of the Afghan military’s aircraft came from the United States. According to the report, the Afghan government had 50 American-made MD-530 attack helicopters, and its Air Force had been flying the Black Hawks and Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters, among other planes.

According to the report, the United States gave the Afghan Air Force more than 130 aircraft over the last 20 years, and in July the Defense Department said it would be providing the Afghan Air Force with 35 more Black Hawks and three A-29 Super Tucanos, but just three of the new Black Hawks were delivered last month.

Continue reading…

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/meuser-black-hawks-afghanistan-taliban/2021/08/19/id/1032994/

SHARE:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

About the author

Chris Blackwood

These are the sporadic musings, rants, and ramblings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly thrilled with the direction that America is taking today. I'm extremely opinionated where politics are concerned.

I'm a common sense conservative and a political atheist. I follow politics closely just to stay informed, but I don't believe a word the government tells me. I call it like I see it and I don't mince any words.

Life is too short to stay quiet.

Nope, this isn't just a kitty blog anymore, although there will be some of that too . . .

Add comment

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

It's all about the Caffeine & Kitty Treats

Chris Blackwood

These are the sporadic musings, rants, and ramblings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly thrilled with the direction that America is taking today. I'm extremely opinionated where politics are concerned.

I'm a common sense conservative and a political atheist. I follow politics closely just to stay informed, but I don't believe a word the government tells me. I call it like I see it and I don't mince any words.

Life is too short to stay quiet.

Nope, this isn't just a kitty blog anymore, although there will be some of that too . . .

Follow Me

These are my most active social media sites. My activity ebbs and flows with the seasons depending on what's going on in my world.

Subscribe to my Blog

BECOME A BLACKY'S BURROW INSIDER:
Enter your email address below to subscribe to this blog. You'll receive daily notifications of new posts by email.

Join 626 other subscribers

Translate Everything

Latest Stories

Past 7 Days

Categories

My Instagram

What others are saying . . .

Join Us

Latest Tweets

Notices

Blacky’s Burrow © 2018 – 2021
The Obligatory Disclaimer

Creative Commons License

Blog Stats

Visitors Now Online : 3
Visitors Today : 152
Visitors Yesterday : 412
Total Visitors : 37854
[ Since Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 1:40 Pm ]

%d bloggers like this: