Bomb drops on the rise again in Middle East

Mk 82 bombs aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Mk 82 bombs aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

Air Force Times:

For the third consecutive month the number of bombs dropped by Air Force, Navy and other coalition warplanes increased in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Air Forces Central.

Here are the numbers for March:
Afghanistan: 335 bombs dropped (most since last August)
Iraq: 41 bombs dropped (also the most since last August)

Remember that stupid “surge” plan? The one that failed?

We dropped nearly nine times as many bombs in Afghanistan as in Iraq last month.

Full caption of photo:

U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Andrew Cardwell, right, transports a 500-pound Mark 82 bombs as Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Manuel Almanza supervises in an ammunition storage magazine aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Aug. 2, 2008, at sea in the Pacific Ocean. Kitty Hawk is unloading all ammunition before arriving in San Diego, Calif. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s oldest active-duty warship and will be replaced this summer by USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle D. Gahlau/Released)
Photographer’s Name: MC3 Kyle D. GahlauLocation: USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
Date Shot: 8/2/2008