Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis just ordered the complete reversal of one of Obama’s legacies in the fight against terror, and the Islamic State is about to learn why he keeps other people up at night.
For eight years, we watched a weak and feckless White House occupant dance around the issue of radical Islam. Hell, he wouldn’t even utter the two words together, much less come up with a comprehensive strategy to beat the savages back into the Stone Ages, but thankfully he’s no longer in office.
With the election of President Trump has come a renewed American vigor in the War on Terror, and the man at the tip of our military spear is about to see to it that we don’t have to deal with ISIS barbarians…ever again.
The Daily Caller is reporting that Mattis ordered his generals to throw Obama’s non-strategy against the terror group directly in the trash. Why?
He wants to focus on wiping them off of the face of the planet instead.
During the Obama years, ISIS fighters merely moved from city to city, effectively playing a game of Whack-a-Mole with our military, but that time has come to an end.
The Caller reports [emphasis added]:
“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 interview with CBSNews.