The Air Force is hoping to replenish its stockpile of weapons on a faster timetable in order to keep pace with the rapid operational tempo of ongoing attacks against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, service officials said.
Lt. Gen. Charles Brown Jr., Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said the U.S. may take some precision weapons from existing U.S. stockpiles in other areas of the world in order to keep pace with the amount of air-dropped precision weaponry needed to attack ISIS.
The July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to limit Iranian nuclear proliferation is now nearly a year old. Until recently, the urgency to complete the “Iran deal” had been explained by the Obama administration as an effort to capitalize on a new group of Iranian reformers who came to power with President Hassan Rouhani in August 2013.
In March, the terrorist group known as the Islamic State struck in the heart of Europe for the second time in six months. The attack in Brussels caught European security forces flat footed; even though there were indications that attackers—who were trained in Syria—were poised to strike.