U.S. Faces Challenges In Targeting Terrorists In Syria

September 2014
Military Periscope Special Reports;9/25/2014, p1
The article discusses some challenges faced by the U.S. in carrying out airstrikes in Syria. Most of the U.S. aircraft being used in the operations over northern Iraq and Syria are based in the Persian Gulf, and are operating far from their origins. One of the main challenges faced by the U.S. in conducting airstrikes is the presence of Syrian air defenses, due to which the U.S. has avoided using a manned aircraft. The U.S. also faces lack of capacity for aerial refueling of aircraft.


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