The United States is managing to beat back the Islamic State, but the media is not widely publicizing the troops’ efforts on the ground. retired Army Brig. Gen. A.J. "Tony" Tata told Chris Salcedo that the U.S. is reclaiming territory won during the Iraq War that was lost during the previous administration.
He cited the Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb, also known as MOAB, that cleared out some ISIS hideouts back in April, as well as accelerated fighting in Mosul, Raqqa, and Syria. He said U.S. forces have ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “on the run.”
Tata, who has received the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star for his service, said the U.S. has very good leadership in Secretary of Defense General James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. He said President Donald Trump “delegates power to the people closest to the action,” which the general believes achieves the best results.
He said previous president Barack Obama was, by contrast, an “extreme micromanager” on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show.” He also called him “the most incompetent foreign policy president in the history of the United States.”