Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Air War Against The Islamic State Has Become A Mixture Of Tatics, Strategy, And Politics

Nov. 23, 2014: An explosion following an air strike is seen in Kobani, Syria, near the Turkish border. (REUTERS)

US Flies Roughly 85 Percent Of Airstrike Against Islamic State, In Complex Mix Of Tactics, Politics -- FOX News

The United States is conducting roughly 85 percent of the multi-national air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the most recent Pentagon report.

U.S. fighter planes and drones have conducted 819 strikes, compared to 157 from the 10 other countries, states the detailed report obtained last week by

The U.S. began the strikes in Iraq on Aug. 8 and was joined roughly five weeks later by Australia, followed by France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They joined as part of President Obama’s plan to have international support in the effort to stop the militant group’s foray into western Iraq and eastern Syria. Canada was the last to join, on Oct. 7, and the last to launch a strike.

France on Sept. 17 became the first Western county other than the U.S. to launch an air strike, destroying an Islamic State depot.

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My Comment: 85% !?!?!?!?! My gut is telling me that almost all airstrikes are now coming from U.S. aircraft .... because if it was not the case .... the U.S. would be broadcasting it everywhere and repeating it in every press conference.

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