Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Military Money Go-Round

US donates 250 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles to Iraqi government in fight against Islamic State, embassy says - statement

A day later:

US Airstrikes against ISIS Destroy 184 Humvees and 58 Tanks

In addition, a total of 26 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles and armored personnel carriers, 79 artillery and mortar positions, and 673 infantry fighting positions were destroyed, CentCom officials said.

An unknown number of Humvees, M1A1 Abrams tanks and MRAPs were captured by ISIS when Iraqi national security forces fled and abandoned their equipment as ISIS swept into Iraq last June.

The list of targets hit through Jan. 7 [...] included 14 small boats which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was using to ferry personnel and supplies on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Iraq.
Awreet, zillion-dollar warplanes sinking Chris Craft. (Were the boats U.S. gifts too?)