U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress…
The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain strength across Iraq and continue waging terrorist strikes throughout the region and beyond, according to Royce and former military leaders who spoke Wednesday about flaws in the U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State.
You can’t just willy-nilly carpet bomb every place where the enemy is holed up, of course. But you’re either fighting the war or you’re not. You can’t halfway a war, though apparently you can half-ass one if you work at it hard enough.
Ya think the Rooskies are calling off three-quarters of their airstrikes because civilians might get hurt? Not that we should target stuff like the Rooskies, but we are the ones that have let this happen. We need to get serious.