Secretary of Defense James Mattis was very skeptical of how Obama handled ISIS. Well on his first day, James “Mad Dog” Mattis took a very different approach.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis
On his first full day, Mad Dog presided over 31 strikes against ISIS. These strikes went into Iraq and Syria. 25 strikes went in Syria and 6 went to Iraq. Here are more details of the strikes from the Daily Caller:
Couldn’t have been a better first day: A variety of fighters, bombers and remotely piloted aircraft engaged in the bombing run, which saw 25 strikes in Syria and six in Iraq. In Syria, two strikes destroyed ISIS units and artillery near the town of Bab. ISIS forces in Raqqa, the terrorist group’s de facto capital, took a heavy beating, as 22 strikes destroyed 12 tactical units, nine fighting positions, two underground improvised explosive bomb factories and an ISIS headquarters. The final strike targeted two ISIS oil wells in Deir ez Zour.
One of the key campaign promises of Donald Trump was to take care of ISIS very quickly. He said on his first day he would direct his generals to come up with a plan to eliminate ISIS within 30 days. Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis once referred to Obama’s approach to stopping ISIS as “full of half measures.”
So far, so good. Donald Trump is living up to his promise of doing all he can to eliminate ISIS swiftly.