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Weapon Systems in Use by US
  • RQ-1A Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft
  • RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aircraft
  • U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • AC-130 Gunship
  • EC-130 Electronic Warfare Aircraft
  • EA-6B Electronic Warfare Aircraft
  • E-8 JSTARS Ground-Tracking Radar Aircraft
  • E-3 AWACS
  • E-2 Hawkeye
  • F-14 Fighter/Attack Aircraft 
  • F-15 Fighter/Attack Aircraft 
  • F-16 Fighter/Attack Aircraft
  • F-18 Fighter/Attack Aircraft 
  • A-10 Attack Aircraft
  • C-17 Cargo Aircraft
  • C-130 Hercules
  • KC-130 Tanker
  • UH-60 Helicopter
  • H-53 Family of Helicopters
  • AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter
  • AH-1 Super Cobra
  • OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
  • S-3B Carrier-Based Tanker
  • B-1B Bomber
  • B-2 Bomber
  • B-52H Bomber
  • CVN-65 Enterprise Carrier 
  • CVN-68 Nimitz Class Carrier
  • DD-963 Spruance Class Destroyer
  • DDG-51 AEGIS Destroyer 
  • SSN-688 Los Angeles Class Submarine
  • AGM-142Raptor
  • BGM-109 Tomahawk Missile
  • AGM-114 Hellfire Missile
  • M-220 TOW Anti-Tank Missile
  • Javelin Anti-Tank Missile
  • JDAM (GBU-29,-30,-31,-32)
  • GBU-28 Bunker-buster
  • BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter"
  • GBU-37 GPS Aided Munition
  • Mark-82 500 lb. Gravity Bomb 
  • Mark-83 1000 lb. Gravity Bomb
  • Mark-84   2000 lb. Gravity Bomb
  • CBU-87 Cluster Bomb
  • CBU-89 Cluster Bomb 
  • Phalanx Gun System
  • HMMWV TOW Missile Carrier
  • US Potentially Used Systems

    Taliban Weapons

    US Needs a Contingency Plan For Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal - Jon Wolfsthal, Carnegie Endowment

    Nuclear Weapons in South Asia 

    Pakistan has become a crucial ally in America's war on the Taliban.   As a result, internal pressures in Pakistan could destabilize the current regime.   With Pakistan a nuclear armed nation, and its adversary, India, also nuclear armed, this is a delicate situation.  The links below provide a wealth of information on the Pakistani and Indian nuclear situations.

    Nuclear Weapons Use in the War

    Several commentators have called for nuclear weapons, in particular earth-penetrators like the B61-11, to be used in Afghanistan.  Many have also called for nuclear weapons to be declared a deterrent to the use of chemical or biological weapons by terrorist actors.  The following links provide a general introduction to the relevant technologies.

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