Greece Offers 13 Battle Tanks to the Afghan Government (pg 13)
During the last informal meeting of the North Atlantic Council at Foreign Ministers level, the Greek Foreign Minister announced that, within the alliance’s efforts for equipping and training Afghan military forces, Greece offers 13 battle tanks M60A3 and 300 AK-47 submachine guns, to be provided in the next two months.
Though nearly obsolescent by modern mechanized military standards, M60A3 tanks should actually be quite useful for fighting insurgencies. The Iraqi military, currently using T-55 and T-72 tanks, will be upgrading some units to M60A3s over the next couple of years.
(And the AK-47 is not a submachine gun…)
The Afghan army is still struggling to get going, but they’ve been making some headway lately, it seems.