Trump said he would bomb the sh*t out of ISIS. Looks like came through on another campaign promise.
CNN is reporting that the US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.
They are calling it the “mother of all bombs”
A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.
A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb. This is the first time it has been used in combat. Marking another Trump promise fulfilled – to unleash our military.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.
They said the target was an ISIS tunnel and cave complex as well as personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
The military is currently assessing the damage. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources.
Authority had to be granted from Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of US Central Command.
This is the first time a MOAB has been used battle and it shows that Trump strategy is working. He promised to unleash the US military that had been hamstrung by Barack Obama’s indecision.
Obama’s weakness literally paralyzed our military. Trump promised to give the top military brass more power to make decisions, reversing years of Obama’s micro-managing.
Obama’s strategy didn’t work. Trump’s is bound to have a much bigger impact for the sole reason that the US military is now calling the shots on the battlefield, not some bureaucrat in Washington.