"This war is so helicopter-centric," said Col. T.J. Jamison, the brigade commander. "We're just limited in the number of helicopters we have. And, they are absolutely needed. You can't get enough aviation into Afghanistan right now."
"I just don't see the precision fire capability that this fight really requires, especially when you've got aircraft around that are specifically designed with Hellfire missiles, .30mm cannons with laser range finding," said Col. T.J. Jamison of Broken Arrow, Okla., who commands the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Bagram. "You're not going to get that out of any door gun on the side of an aircraft."