Monday, April 17, 2017

Trump Is Granting The Military Much More Leeway In Bombing ISIS
This is good. For eight years, Obama’s anti-American rules of engagement crippled our ability to oppose jihadis in Afghanistan and Iraq. We are still paying the price, and will be for a long time to come.

“Trump Is Granting The Military Much More Leeway In Bombing ISIS,” by Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller, April 15, 2017:
The Trump administration has given the U.S. military significantly more leeway to use whatever means it sees fit in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, senior officials say, in stark contrast to the Obama administration.
“There’s nothing formal, but it is beginning to take shape,” a senior U.S. defense told The Wall Street Journal. “There is a sense among these commanders that they are able to do a bit more — and so they are.”
President Trump’s new approach is perhaps best demonstrated in the U.S. decision to drop the largest non-nuclear device in the military’s arsenal — “the mother of all bombs” — on the Islamic State in Afghanistan Thursday. The blast ignited a media sensation, and killed nearly 100 ISIS fighters.
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