Just a few minutes ago, I called John, my Marine corporal son and asked him how much air power was utilized during his last Iraq tour in Ramadi from Sept ’04 thru March ’05. His answer was surprizing, almost none. He tells me that in the few calls they did make for air support, the response was too slow, causing them to cancel and fire hand held rockets into the targets instead.
As Hersh’s article indicates, the air war may just be beginning, say the last 6 months, yet despite this, insurgent incidents and attacks on US troops has escalated. Didn’t we learn anything from VietNam?