True but they also know that hiding in the mountains all the time actually does nothing for them.
Why would they want to do something? You think that those poor buggers in the mountains have anything to do with those who blew up the twin towers (if those were Taliban in the first place)?
Afgan is their home (well they have people form abroad but still). They don't want to rule the world. All they want is to survive and don't be told by coalition force what to do.
And what is the best way to survive if you face overwhelming force? Go in the mountains/ heavily wooded areas. Partisan style.
There are countless vids online of battles in flat terrain.
I know... But why would you want to chase 5 Talibs with Leo2... it cost money and you can get blow up by random IED and in the end that is what they want you to do. So you run out of money and leave sooner or later.
Infantry is much cheaper.
This isn't black and white. Tanks are good there in some places and not in others...
I'm not denying that tanks are not useful. They were useful in Desert storm. They are far less useful in Afgan.
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