(PatrioticPost.com)- The Department of Defense is currently in the process of performing two reviews that will evaluate how it conducts airstrikes, following a series of horrific overseas airstrikes that failed to kill the intended targets.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin revealed to the press on Wednesday that one review is looking at operations in Syria, following an airstrike that killed 70 people including women and children.
The other review is not focusing on the Afghanistan airstrike that killed a family of innocent people – incredibly – but is instead a broader look at the overall civilian harm caused by American airstrikes. The review was ordered by Congress as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
After eight years of President Barack Obama using drones and airstrikes at every opportunity, and after multiple surprise strikes ordered by President Joe Biden that have killed countless civilians, this feels a little overdue.
Secretary Austin told the press that the American people “deserve to know” that the department takes the issue seriously.
“And that we are committed to protecting civilians and getting this right both in terms of how we execute missions on their behalf and how we talk about them afterward,” he added.
Austin revealed that the first study, which is looking at airstrikes that took place in Raqqa, is currently going through a security review and the results will be made available before May 1 next year.
All it took was the government murdering an aid worker and several children in Afghanistan for some action to finally be taken…