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Bureaucracy ties hands of US fighter pilots against ISIS

by Steven Haninger / May 28, 2015 2:05 AM PDT
Rules of engagement impede efforts to defeat ISIS

I remember hearing similar complaints during the Viet Nam war. This was on the TV news the other night and pilots complained that it takes controllers on the ground to get the job done right. They practice that way but any Iraqi ground spotters are unreliable. This ISIS effort is going nowhere and I fear the next person in the White House will be left with quite a mess.
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Since the VietNam days
by TONI H / May 28, 2015 5:58 AM PDT

politicians in DC began calling the shots on how to fight wars and we've won nothing since because the policies haven't changed. Generals/Admirals, etc don't matter much anymore because they aren't listened to.......politicians fear re-elections now more than ever before so our military's hands are tied behind their backs in order to garner votes ahead of national security.

IF we get lucky enough to get another GWB or Reagan type who actually believes in the might of our military and its strength and unleashes the 'dogs of war' to fight as they are actually trained to do, that mess might not be too much to reverse. We can only hope.....and it won't be Rand Paul. Santorum had a great quote recently......ISIS wants to live again in the 7th century, so let's bomb them back to it.

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Hmm...I wonder if they have Takata air bags
by Steven Haninger / May 28, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

and will get recall notices. I'd say a couple more pounds of explosives in their cylinders would be good.

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