If you think that the U.S. has been fighting ISIS, think again. The U.S. has been dancing around the terrorist group in an effort to showcase the softer, cuddlier side of the Obama foreign policy agenda. Now, as ISIS continues to dominate the Middle East and reconquer lands for which Americans spilt blood to secure, the Obama Administration has finally changed the rules of engagement to allow U.S. forces to combat ISIS fighters on the ground in Afghanistan.
The rules of engagement previously only allowed U.S. forces to kill ISIS enemies if the ISIS fighters first showed “hostile intent.”
In all practicality, this meant that U.S. troops would often have to wait for ISIS fighters to open-fire on troops before they could then engage.
Now, the changing of the rules allows U.S. troops on the ground in Afghanistan to identify enemy ISIS fighters and engage. The rule change now places ISIS in the same category as Al Qaeda.
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