And here I thought we were running out of bombs because Obama is a he-man and he is kicking ISIS’s butt. Isn’t that what the media is telling us? Why yes – yes it is.
As the U.S. ramps up its campaign against the Islamist terror group in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force is now “expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Air Force chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh said in a statement.
But then there is this. So who is telling us the real story? Gee, I wonder.
So, depending on the day, 40 percent of our airstrikes fail to strike any Islamic State targets. That’s apparently what’s happening in our soft campaign against ISIS, according to Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Paul Selva. He gave this rather high figure to Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in his testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday (via Free Beacon):
“It depends on which day and which targets that we’re talking about, but roughly 40 percent come back every day not having struck dynamic targets, with weapons still aboard,” Selva said in a Senate testimony on U.S. strategy against IS.Earlier in the hearing, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that IS is “building momentum.” He also said that the United States will not “hesitate to confront ISIS,” using an alternate acronym for IS.
Carter told the panel that the U.S. will provide more support for Iraqi forces fighting IS militants, including “accompanying advisers” and “attack helicopters.” He emphasized the importance of retaking Ramadi, a city in Iraq that was taken by Islamic State in May.