U.S. pilots: Obama blocks 75% of ISIS strikes
‘We can’t get clearance even when
we have a clear target in front of us'”
(FREEBEACON) — 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.
Strikes against the Islamic State
(also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama
administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage,
according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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.
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