Trump Is Deploying Marines To Finally Take The Fight To ISIS!
All through the existence of ISIS, Obama dealt with them with the same fervor that someone has for standing in line for three hours at your local DMV office. Despite the wanton torture and killing of everyone they come in contact with, Obama looked at them as a non threat.
He stuck his head in the sand and refused to deal with it. It is almost like he was waiting until it was time for it to be someone else’s problem. I don’t know Donald Trump personally, but if I know him from what I have learned over the years it’s that he doesn’t like to have unsolved problems on his desk!
While there have been U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria, for the first time, the U.S. is deploying Marines to Syria, as the Department of Defense and President Donald Trump ramp up the effort to defeat ISIS.
Army General Joseph Votel, head of the U.S. Central Command, dropped the information testifying before the Senate.
From Washington Examiner: In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Votel confirmed that elements of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit moved from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean into an undisclosed location in Syria as local Kurdish and Arab fighters prepare to mount an assault on Raqqa, the Islamic States’ self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
The Marines will not be engaging in frontline fighting with ISIS, but will be acting in a support capacity for indigenous forces.
But they brought some powerful artillery with them. They deployed with M777 Howitzers, which can lob shells at targets up to 20 miles away with amazing accuracy.