WASHINGTON – In the face of imminent military assaults on key cities in Iraq and Syria, the commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East said Thursday he’s concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in both countries.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said the U.S. has been going through more weapons than officials forecast in the run-up to the wars. And he told Pentagon reporters that the Pentagon is looking at weapons stocks around the world.
“We have to do some analysis of where we take risk,” Brown told Pentagon reporters in a videoconference from the Middle East. “And what I mean by that is, where do we pull some weapons from that we were saving for other contingencies. And do we use them now or do we save them for later?”
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