The military is throwing up their hands in praise after the hard work of the POTUS.
Donald Trump has received appreciation and commendation after working with the Secretary of Defense on some important military affairs.
President Trump and James Mattis made a considerable change alleviating the rules of engagement.
The new changes allow the military to receive more freedom to act in order to protect our Country. This gives the troops the go-ahead to fire back at the enemy without prior contact.
Reported by ijr:
On Wednesday, Gold Star father Billy Vaughn appeared on Fox News to explain just how important a change this was and how it is saving military lives.
Billy’s son, Aaron Carson Vaughn, was a Navy SEAL who was killed on August 6, 2011, in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan after his chopper was shot down from the sky. Months later, they found out that “the downing of Extortion 17 was at best unnecessary and at worst, a negligent, reckless loss of life” according to their website.
During his interview, Vaughn explained that there were many things that should have been done differently, and they were a direct result of the old rules of engagement.
He stated, “The helicopter pilots, when they were giving testimony, one of them said that there was a one in a million chance that they could get pre-assault fire approved and the other one said we never ask for it because it’s never approved anymore. It was two different testimonies at two different times. That could have saved the warfighters that night.”
He went on to describe the horrific night:
“Also that night, the AC-130 overhead asking to engage multiple times enemy combatants on the ground was not allowed to engage those enemy combatants with weapons and it’s very likely that one of those enemy combatants took that chopper down that night.”
Then he explained how Obama operated:
“President Trump in August said that he was going to give more authority to the war fighters on the ground, to those people. Under President Obama, a lot of that authority, as you made an earlier comment earlier tonight, was being done by people back in Washington D.C. inside the White House who had never seen the theatre of war, who had never been in the battlefield at night with bullets whizzing by heads.”