Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to “bomb the s***” out of ISIS.
According to some new reports, he has done just that, with an estimated 28 percent increase in drone strikes over Obama’s attacks during their respective first two years in office.
Ramping Up Attacks
After taking office, Trump has done his best to follow up on his promise to rid the earth of ISIS.
During Trump’s first two years in office, our military has conducted almost 240 drone strikes, compared to Obama’s 186 during his first two years.
That trend is expected to continue into the New Year.
In 2017, Trump increased the budget for Hellfire missiles, the missiles used on our drones, by more than 60 percent from the previous year.
That budget is expected to go up by an additional 20 percent in 2018.
More money for drones means fewer soldiers are being put at risk in the field.
It also means better coverage for those soldiers who are still on the ground.
Not Over Yet
It would be great to think the war against terror was going to be over soon, but we all know that is not the case.
Our own military leaders have stated that we have been more or less at a standstill over the last year or so, even with the uptick in bombings.
Everyone wants our soldiers back home as soon as possible, but there is unfortunately still a considerable job to do in the Middle East.
We cannot allow even the smallest factions to remain because history has shown that they just come back stronger.
This war should have been ended several years ago, but some very bad decisions were made that have prolonged it into an almost two-decade war.
Yes, this is our Vietnam, but this war is still very much winnable.
Based on these reports, Trump has every intention of doing just that!