ASHKELON, Israel — It was a public display of affection even a hard-liner could love. Standing in front of a rocket-busting Iron Dome battery paid for by American tax dollars, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak posed side-by-side for cameras in the middle of a hot and dusty farmer’s field just five miles from the Gaza border. Then they gushed. The "special relationship" Israel has with the U.S. military is stronger than it’s ever been, Barak claimed.
New Tactics, Quicker Decisions Are Helping to ‘Annihilate’ ISIS, Pentagon Says
The military’s top leaders credit Trump for delegating authority and directing efforts to surround ISIS fighters. Read the original post here.
Defense Sec. Jim Mattis, center, details the first revised ISIS War plan of the Trump administration, with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Special Envoy Brett McGurk, at the Pentagon, Fri., May 18, 2017. The military’s top leaders credit Trump for delegating authority and directing efforts to surround ISIS fighters. President Donald Trump’s new war plan for the Islamic State is working well, said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford.