Friday, February 20, 2015

Nothing Like Telegraphing Your Intentions

US News: U.S. Announces Plan for Massive Counter-ISIS Attack

OPSEC, this administration hasn't got it. Announcing the troop strength, date and location of an upcoming offensive for the world and the enemy to see is generally not considered a good practice.

My bet is the State Department is behind the announcement.

After all, In their view it's not a military offensive but a jobs fair, and they want to let all of ISIS know where they can submit their applications.

For the Obama administration, the situation is clearly desperate but not serious.


juvat said...

Well, if they're launching the attack from Wyoming, I'm not seeing the problem.
Otherwise, you've got a valid point.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Juvat... Telegraphing gives them time to move/relocate 'civilians' there.