Dashing Daesh: Pentagon Seeks Big Money to Replace Depleted Bomb Stockpiles

As details emerge about the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2017, the US is hoping to increase its cash outlay for defense in order to replace its dwindling stockpile of smart bombs, which are said to be desperately needed in the fight against Daesh.

Over the past 18 months, the US has conducted over 9,000 airstrikes against Daesh, also known as IS/Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria. Having little impact on the terrorist group, Washington has nevertheless dropped $1.3 billion worth of bombs and missiles, as of December 31.

  • tom_billesley

    Take it out of the foeign aid budget.

  • What if Obama’s goal in the bombing is simply to deplete US weapons stockpiles and impoverish the US? As a Muslim mole, he would find this a worthy thing to do. Sneaky guy.

    • Yikes!

    • Bataviawillem

      Impoverish the U.S. by using up 1.3 billion in bombs?
      That number is a rounding error at even the smallest department in the U.S. government, we are looking at a 13 trillion dollar economy.
      1.3 billion is 1/10.000 of that.

      • I meant that as one item in a hypothetical long list. The fact is the federal debt has risen exponentially in Obama’s reign.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    And if they don’t use them there they can always use them here against US citizens.

  • Xavier

    I wish that was a picture of the front of my pickup truck.
    Cut me off? Go ahead make my day. >Target Acquired<

  • Bataviawillem

    1.3 billion in ammunition, the Wynne government pissed almost as much away on 1 gas plant cancellation.