"This is the Ambassador of Turkey! We do not approve!
The arming decision comes as Secy. of Defense James Mattis has ordered
changes in strategy against ISIS. Mattis describes the change as moving
from an “attrition strategy,” which allowed ISIS fighters to escape
current battles, to an “annihilation strategy,” which involves
encirclement and total destruction. Mattis has also given battlefield
commanders increased leeway in decision-making, which under Obama often
involved seeking time-consuming approval all the way back to the White
This is the kind of thing you see with a SecDef and President who actually want to WIN this.