This is coolbert:
Within the context of a previous blog entry this topic is most germane.
"US Selling Another 170 M-1 Abrams Tanks To Iraq After ISIS Captured 40 Last Summer"
"Remember when shortly after ISIS' stunning and rapid ascent to power it was revealed that a key reason for the terrorist organization's blistering success were the M-1 Abrams tanks, armored transport trucks, Howitzers and countless Humvees made in the US, sold to Iraq and subsequently captured by ISIS? It appears that the US has decided to restock ISIS, if only indirectly . . . the US is now selling a whopping 170 M-1 tanks to Iraq in order to restock the 40 lost to ISIS last summer, and then some."
NO! A thousand times NO! That defeat of the Iraqi National Army [INA] was not due a lack of gear or having the most advance equipment but that the INA had a total lack of resolve and no leadership!
THIS IS MERELY REINFORCING FAILURE AND WILL DO NO GOOD AT ALL AND IS THE WRONG APPROACH WITHOUT QUESTION!