Best Defense question of the day: Does the recoilless rifle get enough respect?
This photo surprised me because in two decades of covering the U.S. military, I don’t think I ever saw U.S. forces with them.
This photo surprised me because in two decades of covering the U.S. military, I don’t think I ever saw U.S. forces with them. The first time I saw one used in combat was, I think, one al Qaeda had in Afghanistan, on top of the ridge overlooking the Shahikot/Anaconda battlefield.
Photo credit: ALEJANDRO PENA/U.S. Air Force
Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1
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