Defense Secretary Mattis says strategy matters

Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters that he takes into account the strategic effects of all military actions.

Mattis was answering questions about actions taken in Afghanistan.

While Mattis did not name the people of whom he was speaking, he made it clear that he trusted completely the people to whom he did delegate authority and was satisfied with their actions.

“When you are in a conflict situation you have got to leave initiative in the hands, delegate initiative to those that you consider competent,” Mattis said.

“In Afghanistan, they have been engaged in that fight up in that corner against ISIS elements up there for some time. I was kept informed sometimes on a daily basis of how the fight was going and what the options were,” he said.

Some people seem to think the 21,000-pound GBU-43 bomb was dropped to retaliate for an attack that killed a U.S. soldier.

The death was the first of a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2017.

The commander who made the decision to drop the bomb, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, said, “This was the right weapon against the right target.”

 
 
 
RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

7 home remedies for hair loss

7 home remedies for hair loss
READ MORE >
 
 

Trump Names North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Trump Names North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, opening the door to additional ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Opioid Crisis Cost Economy $504 Billion in 2015: White House

Opioid Crisis Cost Economy $504 Billion in 2015: White House
WASHINGTON—The economic cost of the opioid crisis in 2015 was $504 billion, or 2.8 percent of GDP, according ...
READ MORE >
 

North Korea’s No. 2 Official Subjected to ‘Unknown Punishment’

North Korea’s No. 2 Official Subjected to ‘Unknown Punishment’
The head of North Korea’s most powerful military organization is being punished after a key military organ came ...
READ MORE >
 

Shoddy Construction on China’s High Speed Railway Exposes Systemic Problems

Shoddy Construction on China’s High Speed Railway Exposes Systemic Problems
When a tragic collision of two high-speed trains in Wenzhou, China, resulted in the deaths of 40 people ...
READ MORE >
 

31 FACTS About Hot Korean Actor Song Joong Ki (Special Edition)

31 FACTS About Hot Korean Actor Song Joong Ki (Special Edition)
Korean actor Song Joong Ki (popular from drama, ‘Descendants of the Sun’) is his 31-year-old this year and ...
READ MORE >