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User Info: kaiolino

kaiolino
4 weeks ago#1
https://tinyurl.com/y9j9rmbe

The military is shifting its counterterrorism strategy to focus more on Africa, put decision-making authority in the hands of commanders in the field, and expand the ability to use lethal force against suspected terrorists, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday.

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters that Mattis outlined the new rules of engagement during back-to-back briefings for Graham and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the panel. Graham added that he supported Mattis's plans, and that the secretary had pledged to work more closely with lawmakers to keep them informed about expanding operations and newly identified threats for Congress to exercise oversight authority.

"The war is morphing," Graham said. "You're going to see more actions in Africa, not less; you're going to see more aggression by the United States toward our enemies, not less; you're going to have decisions being made not in the White House but out in the field."

Graham said that other changes to the Pentagon's counterterrorism policy would include the adoption of a "status-based targeting" system for suspected terrorists, meaning troops will be able to use lethal force against a suspected member of a terrorist organization even if that person does not pose an immediate threat.


cool cool cool

Also more stuff on Niger in the article.

User Info: mizukage2

mizukage2
4 weeks ago#2
Instead of expanding our boot up Cheeto Benito's ass for spurning our regional ally over f***ing passport paper and weakening our military position such that we were vulnerable to attack.

But hey, at least Cheeto Benito's aides have apparently tricked him into making fewer decisions his grossly incompetent and prone to temper tantrum self instead of leaving it up to the actual military. So silver lining I guess?
I mean, i never see the right bash the left on anything because the blame game causes more issues than anything-Josh

User Info: Hyena 20

Hyena 20
4 weeks ago#3
kaiolino posted...
https://tinyurl.com/y9j9rmbe

Graham said that other changes to the Pentagon's counterterrorism policy would include the adoption of a "status-based targeting" system for suspected terrorists, meaning troops will be able to use lethal force against a suspected member of a terrorist organization even if that person does not pose an immediate threat.


cool cool cool

Also more stuff on Niger in the article.


No, not cool AT. ALL.
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User Info: VullabySaysHi

VullabySaysHi
4 weeks ago#4
Great, it’s time for another part of the world to become even more unstable than before after foreign involvement! And all because of colonialism...again!
Just some hype.

User Info: Genericgamer667

Genericgamer667
4 weeks ago#5
kaiolino posted...
meaning troops will be able to use lethal force against a suspected member of a terrorist organization even if that person does not pose an immediate threat.


this will definitely not backfire in any possible way
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User Info: BabyLuigiOnFire

BabyLuigiOnFire
4 weeks ago#6
i thought we're past the iraq/vietnam/whatever involvement bulls***
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User Info: Sub Tank

Sub Tank
4 weeks ago#7
isn't this how resident evil 5 started
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User Info: ZeroX91

ZeroX91
4 weeks ago#8
Foreign countries getting involved in African politics never works out well for anyone.....
Put your grasses on...

User Info: Von23

Von23
4 weeks ago#9
Who knows what's going on with radical Islam in Africa.

It is a growing thing so obviously we'd be there too.
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User Info: young_flip

young_flip
4 weeks ago#10
whenever your old enemies are in decline it is best to invent new ones.
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