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Ford_Prefect

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22. I think I read where that material was used in places like Kosovo. Anywhere the A-10 was
Sun Jun 19, 2016, 05:08 PM
Jun 2016

used for "peace keeping" as well. I don't think they flew them over Libya but there is a set flying patrol over the South China Sea. Which is to say nothing about the Depleted Uranium rounds used in training. Kinda makes you wonder where all that dust is now.

I didn't mean to hijack this thread but you have to wonder if the soldiers and their immediate families have been harmed by the residue and the long term toxicity, just what has happened to civilians and opposition troops in the areas where those rounds were fired. I'm old enough to remember the warnings about fallout and dust from the nuclear tests here and abroad. I'm sure many of us saw the maps of wind drift from Chernobyl, too.

The A-10 served in Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm. The A-10 also participated in other conflicts such as Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and against the Islamic State in the Middle East.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Republic_A-10_Thunderbolt_II
Incredible story. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #1
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I think I read where that material was used in places like Kosovo. Anywhere the A-10 was Ford_Prefect Jun 2016 #22
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