Air Force Pilots Report Lack of ISIS Targets; ‘Painfully Slow’ Getting Clearance to Strike

Air Force Pilots Report Lack of ISIS Targets; ‘Painfully Slow’ Getting Clearance to Strike

arfrcThe reports continue to come out about Obama’s bungling of the ISIS threat. Apparently he thinks a handful of random air strikes are going to stop the estimated 10,000 to 50,000 ISIS combat troops, who have indicated the U.S. is one of their primary targets. 

Weasel Zippers reports from The Daily Beast,

Within the U.S. Air Force, there’s mounting frustration that the air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq is moving far more slowly than expected. Instead of the fast-moving operation with hundreds of sorties flown in a single day— the kind favored by many in the air service—American warplanes are hitting small numbers of targets after a painstaking and cumbersome process.

The single biggest problem, current and former Air Force officers say, is the so-called “kill-chain” of properly identifying and making sure the right target is being attacked. At the moment, that process is very complicated and painfully slow.

“The kill-chain is very convoluted,” one combat-experienced Air Force A-10 Warthog pilot told The Daily Beast. “Nobody really has the control in the tactical environment.”

The  truth is, air strikes usually must be used in conjunction with ground troops. But this Nobel Peace Award recipient president wouldn’t want to damage his reputation for peace by actually sending troops into another war – he’d rather let them kill more Americans and come to our shores, which is easy to do through our porous border.


Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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