According to Politico, the US is likely to use drones designed for long-range flights to collect data on the situation in the country and launch strikes first
It is expected that the U.S. military will use mostly U.S. Navy aircraft to launch strikes against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Afghanistan in the future, TASS informs in an article published by Politico on Friday.
According to the newspaper, the Washington administration has expressed its readiness to carry out air strikes against IS militants in Afghanistan using aircraft and drones.
“However, no detailed plan has yet been developed on how these aircraft would be able to gather intelligence on targets or conduct such missions on a regular basis from such long distances”, – the paper noted. – “I think many of these missions will be entrusted to the Navy”, – the paper noted a US military source.
According to the paper, the “lack of US-controlled airfields near Afghanistan” could mean Washington would use aircraft carriers to do so. According to the paper, conducting such operations in Afghanistan “could become mainly the responsibility of the US Navy”. The paper also cites the expert opinion that the US is likely to use drones designed for long-range flights to collect data on the situation in Afghanistan and to carry out strikes.