Frustrated US Military Pilots Say Hands Are Tied in Fight Against ISIS

We have our military fighting machine providing air support in the Middle East fight against ISIS. And now we’re getting reports that somewhere along the chain of command, they aren’t able to do the job they’ve been tasked with doing. How much sense does this make? ZERO!

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: “There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage.”

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