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Colonel Seth Folsom on President Trump’s rules of engagement

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Colonel Seth Folsom on President Trumps rules of engagement

President Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are going after the Islamic State. As the terrorist organization falls to tatters and gets pushed back on every front, the United States hopes to finish them off.

Part of the reason we’re having success now is because of the improved rules of engagement. U.S. Marine Colonel Seth Folsom had some thoughts on them:

“I felt quite liberated because we had a clear mandate and there was no questioning that.”

Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving terror caliphate in tatters

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/08/trump-mattis-turn-military-loose-on-isis-leaving-terror-caliphate-in-tatters.htmlJust over a year later, ISIS has been routed from Iraq and Syria with an ease and speed that’s surprised even the men and women who carried out the mission. Experts say it’s a prime example of a campaign promise kept. President Trump scrapped his predecessor’s rules of engagement, which critics say hamstrung the military, and let battlefield decisions be made by the generals in the theater, and not bureaucrats in Washington.

“I felt quite liberated because we had a clear mandate and there was no questioning that.”

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