Air Force Bureaucracy Prevents Pilot Engagement of #ISIS Targets

Posted: May 29, 2015 in Politics

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American pilots fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are venting their frustration over the bureaucracy when engaging the enemy.

“There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage,” an F-15 pilot tells Fox News in a report published Thursday. “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating.”

The comment reflects a similar statement made by a pilot of an American A-10 attack plane after it was revealed that the ISIS headquarters had been located in Raqqa, Syria. It was not destroyed, however, because of a heavy civilian presence. “We have not taken the fight to these guys,” the pilot told the The New York Times in an email.

We haven’t targeted their centers of gravity in Raqqa. All the roads between Syria and Iraq are still intact with trucks flowing freely.

Full Story @ [Western Journalism]

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