It’s so refreshing to see our top Army brass acting like top Army brass!
Under the Obama Administration, it felt like our Military was afraid to take any action. Their hands tied by the alleged “Commander in Chief” who was really the “Apologizer in Chief”.
Well no more. Now we have President Trump at the helm, and he’s appointed the “Mad Dog”, General James Mattis. Trump promised in his campaign to “Bomb the Hell out of ISIS”. He took action recently when he released the MOAB on Syria. Now it looks like he wants to turn up the pressure, and he’s telling Gen. Mattis to eliminate all traces of the Obama policy and do whatever it takes to wipe ISIS off the map!
From the Daily Caller, here is the very encouraging story:
Secretary of Defense James Mattis instructed the U.S. military to abandon Obama administration procedures and start focusing on killing Islamic State fighters instead, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told Breaking Defense.
“When Secretary Mattis looked at our anti-ISIS campaign, he concluded that in some instances we were essentially just pushing the enemy from one location to another,” Dunford explained. “He asked me and the military chain-of-command to make a conscious effort not to allow ISIS fighters to just flee from one location to another, but rather to deliberately seek to ‘annihilate’ the enemy,” he continued.
The Pentagon has yet to reveal a new strategy to defeat ISIS but Mattis has heavily emphasized his focus on “annihilation” in recent months.
“We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate,” Mattis declared in a late May interview with CBSNews.
I believe Trump and Mattis can have ISIS completely eliminated by the end of Trump’s first term. What do you think?
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