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The other big one (Update)

Massive Ordinance Air Blast - U.S. Department of Defense
Massive Ordinance Air Blast – U.S. Department of Defense

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The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.

A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.
The MOAB is also known as the “mother of all bombs.” A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb.

UPDATE BY ROB: Promoting this from comments; there is very little hard info, and so it’s very hard to say, but…

  1. There are tactical circumstances, even in Afghanistan, that would make the use of this weapon viable; large area with combination of above ground and shallow beneath ground structures.
  2. There are 1 mile radius circles of Afghanistan that contain no civilians. If an ISIS camp was located in one of these areas, then “war crime” is probably not useful terminology to describe.
  3. ISIS does appear to approach base development/construction differently than post-2001 Al Qaeda (or the Taliban, for that matter), so it’s not completely implausible that there was a real tactical justification for this weapon.
  4. This was not an MOP; that’s the penetrating weapon designed to destroy fortified, protected bunkers. An MOAB would be inappropriate for striking a fortified Iranian or North Korean structure, because it needs to be delivered by a non-stealthy cargo aircraft.

Real story is how little credibility the Trump admin has on these kinds of questions.

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