Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, at a June 1 speech in Arlington, Virginia.Here. Wow. So instead of ISIS wondering how in the hell they just had a command post obliterated, the Chief of Air Combat Command just told them.
"The [airmen are] combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command," Carlisle said at the speech, which was sponsored by the Air Force Association. "And in some social media, open forum, bragging about command and control capabilities for Da'esh, ISIL, And these guys go 'ah, we got an in.'
"So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three JDAMS take that entire building out. Through social media. It was a post on social media. Bombs on target in 22 hours.
"It was incredible work, and incredible airmen doing this sort of thing."
Carlisle's comments came two days before a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the Islamic State group's use of social media.
Oh and you can probably take this out of the playbook. I would bet body parts that ISIS goes over military news sites so they're learning about this too.
It worked great once. Too bad it probably won't work again. If the military wasn't so hit and miss these days when it comes to discipline, then the good General would be being escorted to the brig by a couple of burly Security Police (do they still call Air Force MP's Security Police?).
Instead, he'll probably get an atta-boy from the administration for highlighting how effective their ineffective war is against ISIS.