THE TRUMP ERA!
Trump and his administration have given the U.S. military permission to use whatever means it sees fit in the fight against ISIS and terrorism, senior officials report.
What a difference from Obama!
“There’s nothing formal, but it is beginning to take shape,” a senior U.S. defense told The Wall Street Journal. “There is a sense among these commanders that they are able to do a bit more — and so they are.”
This was demonstrated recently when the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear device in the military’s arsenal on ISIS in Afghanistan.
The blast killed nearly 100 ISIS fighters. And had people talking.
They know the era of Obama’s cr*ppy peace treaties is over.
“It’s not the same as it was, you don’t have to ask us before you drop a MOAB,” a senior military official told The WSJ. “Technically there’s no piece of paper that says you have to ask the president to drop a MOAB. But last year this time, the way [things were] meant, ‘I’m going to drop a MOAB, better let the White House know.’”
Top U.S. General in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson emphasized to reporters that he is the one of made the decision to drop the MOAB. “It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield,” Nicholson insisted.
Trump himself told reporters Thursday that he has given the military “total authorization.” Trump has also removed White House reviews of U.S. strikes in countries like Yemen and Somalia. Trump designated Yemen and Somalia as an “active areas of hostilities” in March, which allows the Pentagon to aggressively target al-Qaida without White House approval.
Trump is also considering changing the way the U.S. targets terrorists with drone strikes.
The new rules being considered would target terrorists under military protocols. This would allow for some civilian casualties as long as they weighed proportionally by the commander responsible for approving the operation.
The loosened protocol pairs with broader counter-terrorism policy, something the Trump admin has been hitting hard at already.
More leeway for Pentagon commanders considering ground raids would also come about with these new policies.