Obama spent eight years wrecking America.
Nowhere was that more apparent than with his politically correct approach to the war on terror.
So Americans were stunned when Secretary of Defense “Mad Dog” Mattis made these comments about Obama.
America is still fighting terrorists in Afghanistan.
The nation’s longest war is going on 16 years and it was severely hampered by Barack Obama’s approach.
Rather than fight to kill the enemy, Obama’s failing approach was to try and contain the terrorists.
Secretary Mattis changed all of that.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Secretary of Defense James Mattis instructed the U.S. military to abandon Obama administration procedures and start focusing on killing Islamic State fighters instead, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told Breaking Defense.
“When Secretary Mattis looked at our anti-ISIS campaign, he concluded that in some instances we were essentially just pushing the enemy from one location to another,” Dunford explained. “He asked me and the military chain-of-command to make a conscious effort not to allow ISIS fighters to just flee from one location to another, but rather to deliberately seek to ‘annihilate’ the enemy,” he continued.
The Pentagon has yet to reveal a new strategy to defeat ISIS but Mattis has heavily emphasized his focus on “annihilation” in recent months.
“We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate,” Mattis declared in a late May interview with CBSNews.”
In addition, Mattis blamed Obama for the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“Secretary of Defense James Mattis blamed former President Barack Obama for the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan when speaking to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday.
Mattis argued that the Obama administration’s decision to pull support for Afghan forces allowed the Taliban to rebuild and refocus their efforts.
“I believe that we pulled out forces at a time, as you know, when the violence was lower, but we pulled them out on a timeline rather than consistent with the maturation of the government and the security forces,” Mattis said.
Mattis cited Obama’s decision to abandon the Afghan military by withdrawing air support and declaring the U.S. operation over at the end of 2014.
“At one point, when we reduced our forces there, I believe in what was probably in hindsight a misguided application of our forces, we restricted them from using our air support, with some idea we would wean them off the need for it,” Mattis said.”
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