The CIA and U.S. special operations forces are working together on a mission to hunt down some of the most evil people, and President Trump gave them the ‘license to kill’.
The NYT has reported these “Tier One” units have been given the go-ahead to expand their operations in Afghanistan to hunt down high-ranking members of the Taliban terror network.
Targets include terrorists, bomb makers and militants across the country.
Our special forces will be on the ground and in enemy territory to take these hajis out; utilizing airstrikes if necessary too.
‘The loosened restrictions on ground operations in Afghanistan are part of the Trump administration’s move to take decisive action against the Taliban, which continues to oppress the civilian populace of Afghanistan while posing a threat to countries abroad. Trump previously loosened rules against CIA drone strikes, which will now allow for some civilian casualties relative to the importance of their targets, which usually hide among civilian collaborators, who serve as human shields,’ reports Milo.
The publication continues, ‘The new approach in Afghanistan will also be based on win conditions rather than a set timeline, using an overall strategy to push Taliban militants back into negotiations with the country’s official government. At present, the Taliban controls more territory than at any time since the U.S. invasion in 2001, so they have no reason to relinquish control to the government.’
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has additionally approved the deployment of 3,000 new troops to Afghanistan.
Another good thing for our service men and women is that the rules of engagement have also been altered.
According to Milo this will, “now allow for airstrikes on Taliban militants anywhere in Afghanistan, regardless of whether they target U.S. or Afghan National Security Forces. Previously under Obama, the U.S. military and the CIA were not authorized to conduct airstrikes unless it was in self-defense. This allowed Taliban militants to operate freely throughout the country.”
“The decision to implement the new approach comes following an increase in violence in recent months by the Taliban on Afghan security forces and police. According to a United Nations report, a record number of civilians, 1662, were killed in the first half of the year.”
It is refreshing to have a leader who is not afraid to use the defense forces we have, before the fight comes to our soil. Back in August, President Trump said, “The killers need to know they have nowhere to hide, that no place is beyond the reach of American might and American arms. Retribution will be fast and powerful.”
Mike Pompeo, CIA Director, supports Trump’s decision stating, “We can’t perform our mission if we’re not aggressive. This is unforgiving, relentless. You pick the word. Every minute, we have to be focused on crushing our enemies.”
“If we are not out pushing the envelope, the agency simply will not succeed,” he said.