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A berlin airlift style support would be impractical. Largely because the airfields aren't where the troops would be.

Right now they only survive using huge lorry convoys across the desert. Such things oculd not survive a widespread insurrection involving most of the population.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:05:24 PM EST
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True, the US would have to withdraw sooner rather than later. The question is if the army can do this intact.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:44:27 PM EST
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Berlin airlift style support would have  consequences, firstly it would mean abandoning the forces in Afghanistan, secondly it would mean tying the US forces more closely to the airports and make them easier to isolate from each other.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Oct 25th, 2007 at 01:58:48 PM EST
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