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AAN in the Media

Nicholson: US forces in Afghanistan called in MOAB strike, not Washington

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Stars and Stripes, 14 April 2017

In a follow-up article on the MOAB strike, the Stars and Stripes quotes AAN’s Martine van Bijlert again:

Some analysts questioned the need to use a bomb of such destructive power given the group’s lack of momentum.

“The threat posed by ISIS in Afghanistan just doesn’t seem that large that you would unleash whatever you had against them,” said Martine van Bijlert, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network.