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Another 20,000 Bombs Should Do The Job

The US has dropped so many bombs on ISIS that the Air Force needs to replenish the stockpile

The United States has dropped so many bombs on ISIS that we've run out.

We won't call this a Friedman unit, but we need to come up with a new term for bombs, missiles and explosives that equal 20,000.

The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force, leading to depleted munitions stockpiles and calls to ramp up funding and weapons production.

As the U.S. ramps up its campaign against the Islamist terror group in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force is now "expending munitions faster than we can replenish them," Air Force chief of staff Gen. Mark Welsh said in a statement.

"B-1s have dropped bombs in record numbers. F-15Es are in the fight because they are able to employ a wide range of weapons and do so with great flexibility. We need the funding in place to ensure we're prepared for the long fight," Welsh said in the statement. "This is a critical need."The bombing campaign has left the U.S. Air Force with what an Air Force official described as munitions depot stocks "below our desired objective."

I'm sure Ted Cruz can come up with something since he feels we haven't dropped enough bombs as yet to make their sands glow in the dark.


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