07 Sep '13, 11am

Air Force Developed Bombs Capable of Destroying Syria's Chemical Weapons | Defense Tech

I'm sure the AF has some cool tricks up their sleeve for situations like this, but I just don't see how you can possibly be sure that you have accomplished the task of eliminating chemical agents without some boots on the ground. I'm not naive, I know there are probably already some SF types there. But if you are going to strike into a nominally sovereign nation and you want to make sure the chems have been eliminated, I would think you would need a fair number of troops to secure the sites, while specialists inspect them and ensure destruction. If you don't, how the hell can you ever be really sure of your BDA and know that you have accomplished the goal? If you do put even a moderate force on the ground to do all this, it greatly complicates the task, and increases risks. I would think you would need at least a ranger battalion to insert by helicopter to secure the site....

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