The Story You’ve Been Hearing About The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ Is Totally Wrong

The giant bomb U.S. forces dropped Thursday on an ISIS training camp in Afghanistan did not cost $314 million to develop, or $16 million per unit as reported by multiple news outlets. (RELATED: US Drops ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ On ISIS In Afghanistan)

Every news report about cost of the “Mother of All Bombs” relied on a misreading of a 2011 article or a dubious internet website that InfoWars once quoted with “healthy bit of skepticism.”

What ‘the Mother of All Bombs’ Means in Trump’s Foreign Policy

Why did America just drop the mother of all bombs?

There is the glib answer: Because we can. Then there is the technical answer: Because it was right for the job.

The U.S. military on Thursday dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, on an Islamic State, also known as ISIS, target in eastern Afghanistan. The bomb, which weighs 21,600 pounds and extends 30 feet long, had never before been used in combat.

Mike Pompeo Goes to War on WikiLeaks

The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, is denouncing WikiLeaks as a hostile non-state foreign intelligence agency that is trying to harm American interests. Speaking publicly for the first time since assuming his duties as the head of America’s premier intelligence agency, Pompeo angrily called out the group for actively collaborating with the Kremlin’s Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff—better known by its Russian acronym GRU.

Syrian Rebels Mistakenly Call In Airstrike On Themselves, 18 Dead

Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State called in a U.S. air strike on their own men, resulting in 18 deaths, according to the Pentagon.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed group fighting ISIS in northern and eastern Syria, requested the strike on what they thought was an ISIS position just south of the city of Taqbah April 11.

(This first appeared in The Daily Caller here.)