Afghanistan, 2001 - Ongoing.
Tanks, aircraft, helicopters, and drones all have crew and logistical demands. Tanks are worthless in urban environments, helicopters are vulnerable to small arms fire, aircraft risk significant collateral damage, and drones use sensitive electronics. Insurgencies are not stand-up fights between standing armies, they are guerrilla wars that cannot be easily fought be conventional armies with conventional weapons and conventional tactics. The Soviets lost in Afghanistan. NATO is losing in Afghanistan. The current Afghan insurgency is not even half as organized as it was under Ahmad Shah Massoud during the 1980s. Drones, helicopters, and tanks are not what win wars. They cannot kick in doors to conduct searches. They cannot patrol city blocks, or crack down on protests. That requires men.
Bullets kill men.
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