Obama’s Islamic State strategy sparks doubt, resentment among Pentagon officials

Beneath the glowing battle reports about Iraq from U.S. military spokesmen in recent months, there remains a strong undercurrent of dissatisfaction among the Pentagon rank and file with the Obama administration’s Islamic State strategy.

“What strategy?” asked a Pentagon official involved in counterterrorism analysis. “We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS,” using a common acronym for the Islamic State.

This source said the military has a plan for introducing ground troops and defeating the Islamist group, but the belief is that President Obama will never activate it.

  • just a thought

    They have “doubt” that the golfer in chief, who hates America and her military, and who loves Islamists, especially Shiite-heads, will approve a plan to destroy a real enemy that could actually work? What they need is a strategy for dealing with an enemy in their own ranks, that doesn’t require the approval of said enemy.

  • mauser 98

    they hate his guts

  • Hard Little Machine

    The service chiefs are neutered. Obama’s been firing senior offices like no one before.

  • mauser 98

    Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 31 Times the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

  • I can almost understand the active military brass unwillingness to question their boss. They simply don’t want to be fired.

    But the retired brass need to speak up.

    Obama is a traitor for not allowing the US war colleges to study Islamic war doctrine.

    Come on you retired generals. Form a group and question this Islamic Manchurian Candidate who needs to be tried for treason.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And they do speak up.

  • eMan14

    His ISIS strategy is in CRISIS

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      When I see ISIS I think of Islamic state Islamic state.
      Or Talk Talk.
      Or Talk Talk.