The U.S. military operates under 9 basic Principles Of War, which even soldiers down to the lowest echelon are taught and easily understand. One of those principles is the basic philosophy of “surprise,” where combat power during military operations is decisively focused to “strike the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which he is unprepared.”
WND notes that plan was delivered by a Pentagon official earlier this week, specifying that the United States would use between 20,000 to 25,000 Iraqi troops who are being trained, along with brigades from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni militia. The stated goal of the mission will be to take back the city of Mosul and will occur between the April-to-May time frame. The Pentagon briefer went on to say that Iraqi forces are now being trained, as six brigades of equipment are now in place for the offensive attack.
WND, along with other media outlets, were in attendance during the teleconference with the U.S. Central Command official, who laid out the details of the plan, much to the bewilderment of many attendees.
Following the meeting, one intelligence source official called the disclosure “pure lunacy,” agreeing to speak with WND under the condition that his identity not be revealed.
The source went on to explain that previous advanced disclosures had given the enemy a clear advantage, as forces then had time to set up IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices).
The Pentagon official went on to say that the United States will provide the “full range of military options that we have given [the Iraqis] and continue to give them every day from the training and equipping and the logistical support we help them with, the air support, the intel, the ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) – that full range and complement that we have been doing now that has proven very successful when we have the ability to plan, rehearse side-by-side and then execute have been deemed successful.”
It’s absolutely unbelievable how inept every facet of the Obama administration is. From the State Department coming out a few days ago declaring “jobs” as the cure for ISIS to the Pentagon now tipping off ISIS to their battle plans, the lack of intellect is always on full display. Not only did this administration give away the time and location, they also specified the size of the forces being used in the attack, as well as provided the enemy with their overall skill level.
—Courtesy of Mad World News