Making sense of coalition airstrikes against ISIS

f15overiraqThe air campaign against ISIS is closely tied to fighting on the ground, which reveals important operational patterns. Use these three patterns to understand the objectives behind the air campaign.

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US plan to create “rebel JTACs” in Syria?

syrian_rebel_gun_truckAccording to press reporting, the US is considering training Syrian rebels to control airstrikes. Is there a new model for Forward Air Control and Close Air Support emerging from the air campaign against ISIS?

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