Seriously, this is how Democrats fight wars. A little of this, then a little more, and OMG that’s not working, so add some more. Whatever happened to the Powell Doctrine, which, appropriating the lessons of Vietnam, stated we were supposed to either get fully in a war or not at all?
From the Washington Post:
The fight, however, is entering what Pentagon officials have called a new and potentially harder phase, one that will entail a deeper level of U.S. involvement but also tougher targets.
In an attempt to ramp up the tempo of the war, the U.S. military is escalating its engagement, dispatching an additional 450 Special Operations forces and other troops to Syria and Iraq, deploying hundreds of Marines close to the front lines in Iraq and bringing Apache attack helicopters and B-52s into service for the air campaign.
The extra resources are an acknowledgment, U.S. officials say, that the war can’t be won without a greater level of American involvement. The targets that lie ahead are those that are most important to the militants’ self-proclaimed caliphate, including their twin capitals of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq and, to a lesser extent, Fallujah, a key concern because of its proximity to Baghdad.
Remember No Boots on the Ground?? Ah, another Obama promise, thoughtlessly cast aside.
Meantime, ISIS survives far longer than it should and gets to sit around plotting a major attack against the United States — coming soon to a heavily populated venue, possibly near you.