Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Donald Trump On U.S. Airstrikes On ISIS: 'Who Knows What They Are Hitting?'

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an American Renewal Project event at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

CNN: Trump on US airstrikes against ISIS: 'Who knows what they are hitting?'

Washington (CNN)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump questioned Monday whether airstrikes conducted by the US military and its coalition allies are actually hitting ISIS members.

"We don't have victory. We're dropping things all over the place. Who knows what they are hitting? Who knows how many people are being killed? Who knows if they're the right people?" Trump told a veterans group, the Retired American Warriors PAC, in Herndon, Virginia.

The US-led counter-ISIS coalition has conducted over 15,000 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

Trump's comments stand in stark contrast to how the US military has described the air campaign. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigan, the commander of US air forces in the Middle East, said last month it is "the most precise air campaign in history."

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WNU Editor: On this one I am with Donald Trump when he raises this question .... "who knows what they are hitting". In the meantime, the U.S. air war against the Islamic State continues .... US hits ISIS Libya positions as air war rages on (AFP), while building more bases to assist the campaign .... US Military Builds a New Air Base in Northern Syria (Sputnik).

Update: Donald Trump paints a dismal picture of today's military (Military Times).

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

Mr. Trump understated the dismal state of US military.