A former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency spoke out on Friday to criticize Obama for his decision to place limits on the military in their ongoing fight against ISIS.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn spoke at a House Armed Services Committee to question Obama’s request that congress authorize the use of of military force against ISIS. The president’s request specifically prohibited any “enduring” use of ground forces.
Flynn slammed the proposal, going so far as to accuse the Obama administration of not trusting the military.
“When we give our military commanders a mission, we should allow them to execute that mission, and not overly constrain them with approved authorities, but then having to come back to the administration for permission,” Flynn said, according to The Blaze. “Either we need to review those authorities and those permissions, or we need to change the commanders because we apparently don’t trust them to do the job that we’ve given them do to.”
“We have become so overly bureaucratic, in coming up through the system to get permission to basically do things that, frankly, colonels on the battlefield or captains at sea are very capable of doing,” he added.
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