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A battle against militants in Yemen new reports the White House is easing limits on drone strikes.
Is that a suggestion that al-Qaeda is gaining strength what does this mean.
Other kind of general tells -- this is the former US air force assistant vice chief general good morning to you.
Good morning -- what's change on the new rules what are there.
Well let me say this I applaud what the administration is doing in relaxing the rules of engagement as we call -- That are in my opinion far too restrictive.
Where we know where terrorists are and because we've got so many lawyers and restrictions on them we can't destroy them and kill them.
And so what the administration news is really admitting is it.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula a QAP.
Is getting much stronger is becoming a greater threat so we have to be more aggressive.
And by responding to the CIA.
And the joint special operations command.
Excellent article in the Wall Street Journal was talking about this and the fact is is they've now decided that they've got -- up -- -- And without putting more boots on the ground.
But using more of our knowledge with our intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance assets we can strike in kill -- High value targets teach the keys as we call.
And so what they have done is taken the handcuffs off.
In the vernacular.
And let our troops go after him more productive you can go after them without knowing names I guess in the past the policy was you had to have a name of the terrorists now that's not the case.
-- had to have his middle initial goes mommy and daddy was who was kinda ridiculous bill.
And now we know they're terrorists and so we're going after them without knowing their full names are you support this shift.
Too caught as in the last general.
Get too cautious and frankly it's still too cautious bill I -- I see him up the any more.
And be more aggressive we've got to do the same thing up in Pakistan we've got to do more.
Because as we remove boots on the ground in Afghanistan particularly.
We're going to have to be more aggressive up there.
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