For the last eight years, the Obama administration has been hiding critical information regarding various types of military strikes — and that includes hiding the fact that the attacks actually occurred.
American citizens and taxpayers have been directly lied to with regard to number of strikes on foreign soil and their respective death tolls.
Military Times reports:
The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed.
The enormous data gap raises serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question the accuracy of other Defense Department disclosures documenting everything from costs to casualty counts.
In 2016 alone, U.S. combat aircraft conducted at least 456 airstrikes in Afghanistan that were not recorded as part of an open-source database maintained by the U.S. Air Force, information relied on by Congress, American allies, military analysts, academic researchers, the media and independent watchdog groups to assess each war’s expense, manpower requirements and human toll.
It’s time for an administration of transparency and honesty.
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