‘We are running out of bombs’: US admiral warns military is hitting ISIS so heavily stocks are running low

Sunday, April 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris testified before a Senate committee
He admitted intensive operations against ISIS have depleted stocks of bombs
He also warned the US needed to improve anti-missile and ship defences
Admiral Harris also told the Senate he needed a replacement for cluster bombs

By DARREN BOYLE
DailyMail.com
30 April 2017

The United States is running out of bombs to blast ISIS terrorists because of the number of targets getting hit, one of the country’s top generals has warned.

US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris has said he needs more munitions to keep up the intensive operations against the terror organisation in Iraq and Syria.

Admiral Harris admitted he has seen much of his inventory of munitions moved to operations against ISIS.

Harris outlined his concerns to a high-powered senate hearing late last week.

He said: ‘Critical munitions shortfalls are my top warfighting concern. Munitions are a large part of determining combat readiness in pursuit of national strategic objectives.

‘We are short in “here-and-now” basic munitions like small diameter bombs. Our near-peer competitors continue to modernize their weapons systems and leverage new technologies to close capability gaps between us and them.

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