Why did the Afghan army collapse so quickly?
The Afghan Military Was Built Over 20 Years. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The surrenders seem to be happening as fast as the Taliban can travel. In the past several days, the Afghan security forces have collapsed in more than 15 cities under the pressure of a Taliban advance that began in May.
How big is Afghan army?
Afghanistan’s national army and police forces, theoretically numbering 350,000 men and trained and equipped at huge cost by the U.S. and Western allies, were supposed to be a powerful deterrent to the Taliban.
What kind of weapons are used in Afghanistan?
But the longer range of bolt-action rifles compared with assault rifles, and their relative abundance in Helmand Province, is a reason this particular acreage of Afghanistan has a reputation as being plagued by a more dangerous set of Afghan marksmen, and even a few snipers, as seen in this video.
What kind of weapons were used in World War 2?
The war was fought using a wide range of weapons, from personal guns like pistols and rifles, to larger weapons like machine guns. Explore our interactive sketch book. Click on different weapons and items to find out more about them. What are war machines? The war was fought on land, sea and in the air.
What was the first machine gun in Afghanistan?
The first “standardized” machine gun was the WWII-era Soviet Degtyaryov DP. This distinctive-looking LMG fired the 7.62mm (R) cartridge (same as the Mosin-Nagants) from a horizontal forty-seven round pan which sat atop the weapon. Afghanistan purchased these WWII-veteran light machine guns in the mid-1950s.
What kind of weapons did the Viet Cong use?
Most of the weapons, uniforms and equipment used by North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces were manufactured by the Soviet Union and China. The portable, shoulder-fired SA-7 Grail missile was one of many anti-aircraft weapons extensively against American aircraft conducting bombing raids in North Vietnam.