Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory

Give the country and its military a real commander-in-chief with generals who he allows to prosecute the wars and look what is beginning to happen.

 

Although this is one small area it seems likely to be a portent of more victories to come.

 

July 3, 2017

President Trump’s war of annihilation against the Islamic State played out this spring in the Syrian town of Tabqa, a critical prize in the ongoing final march to Raqqa.

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced the annihilation strategy in mid-May, but before that, commanders in Iraq and Syria got the go-ahead to fight ISIS, as the Pentagon calls the terrorist army, Trump-style.

Under President Obama, U.S. Army Special Forces assigned to Syrian Democratic Forces needed special approval from Washington for virtually all tactical moves amid the politically complex theater of Americans, Arabs, Kurds, Turks, and Syrians.

 

 

 


Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) looked toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria, where the city, its dam and its airfield were the coalition objectives this spring.

Suddenly minus red tape, Arabs, Kurds, and Americans were helicoptering into battle, and they quickly seized territory.

 

 

  US military uses Apache helicopter gunships against ISIS keeping them in place.

 

The battle served as an example of how delegations of authority actually works.

 

SEE ALSO: U.S.-backed forces press deeper into Raqqa, as coalition concedes Syrian regime role


In Tabqa, where the city, its dam and its airfield were the objectives, the Green Berets decided they needed an airlift.

 

 

Under Mr. Obama, Islamic State terrorists could at times retreat from towns, immune from air strikes if they used civilians as cover.

The battle for Manbij in August became infamous when the SDF let 200 Islamic State fighters turn in their weapons and escape because they had threatened to kill town residents if they were not allowed to run away.

The new Trump strategy calls for surrounding towns, as opposed to pushing from one end or one side to another, in order to isolate Islamic State fighters and annihilate them.

 

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6 thoughts on “Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory

  1. Pure Illusion. This is a war between a pervasive and infiltrating toxic religion and the secularized West. Fundamentalist Islam is not subject to land or borders. It cannot be defeated and banished on battlefields. It’s like a poisonous vapor, flowing willy-nilly in wandering bands of migrant strangers.

    What disappears in Mosul easily springs back up in the back alleys of Stockholm and in the office cubicles of San Bernardino.

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    • Can’t isn’t a tactic. If we are going to be there letting new generals have at is is worth the shot. As I said this was a small case, but it’s a start.

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      • The Christian West has been locked in a life-or-death struggle with these people (Islam) since the year 622 AD (that’s 1,395 consecutive years).

        In 846 AD they even ransacked Rome and threw St Peter’s bones into the Tiber (which explains the empty tomb). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_raid_against_Rome

        Blowing away couple of hundred of these scum may make for a fun afternoon, but isn’t going to stop these charming folks (with hundreds of thousands of Islamic colonists) from their current take- over of Western Europe by storm.

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      • Well said, and my concern as well as thoughts, thanks. J.C.

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  2. The comments about just pushing around a puddle of Islamic water is so true.

    The action necessary is to simply make being a jihadist so painful that all Muslims decide to abandon that approach.

    Military warriors are trained to kill the enemy so turn them loose to kill the enemy. Yes, of course war is brutal and there will always be collateral damage. Can any one say 911 as a refresher course.

    America needs to do what Truman did to bring Japan to the peace table. Drop a few M.O.A.B.s on major cities with the Jihadist are known to be.

    Carpet bombing won the War in Vietnam but the politicians gave the victory away.

    Plus, deport any and all Muslims from America. These Muslims are operating training camps to overthrow America – WTF? And yes the FBI knows exactly where these training Jihad Camps are located.

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