Gen. Keane: Obama Needs to Throw 'Strategic Patience' Out the Window
We cannot wait years to defeat the Islamic State, says Fox News military analyst Gen. Jack Keane.
Gen. Keane (Ret.) joined “Fox and Friends” this morning to explain what his plan would be to defeat the terrorist group, starting with raising the number of U.S. forces in Syria from roughly 3,000 to about 10,000.
“We have got to triple down on the number of advisors, trainers, air controllers to help these local forces,” he told Steve Doocy.
“We have to unleash, once and for all, a devastating, unrelenting air campaign. And we have not had that to date.”
Gen. Keane also said the U.S. special ops forces should be able to carry out large-scale raids, not just hostage rescues and raids targeting ISIS leaders.
“We have to have a sense of urgency about ourselves. The president talks about, Steve, ‘strategic patience.’ Throw that out the window.”
“The more time we take, guess what? The more killing takes place, the more barbarism takes place, the more opportunity ISIS has to hurt Americans.”
Watch Gen. Keane’s full interview above.