The nuclear blast was several miles above the target. The blast was more devastating because it was above the ground. A regular blast on the ground is less destructive and forms a crater while the bomb can flatten an area if it is above it. The helicopter zone led to dogfighting. There was a lapse in air support no body knew how the terrorists got their helicopter into the blast region. They were Pakistani militants released from gitmo and returned to person after being sought-after in the morning. If only we could have stopped them the Commander said. We had a well trained military on the ground.