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PolitiFact: Was Jeb Bush right that until recently pilots didn't use a weapon against ISIS in most sorties?



Former Gov. Jeb Bush has criticized President Barack Obama for creating too many bureaucratic hurdles for the military as it tries to thwart Islamic State advances in Iraq and Syria.

Specifically, in a recent episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the GOP presidential contender said, "Up until recently, 75 percent of all the sorties that left the base came back without dropping their ordnances, because there was such a concern about making sure that there were no civilian casualties... The United States will always adhere to the international standards of war, but this administration has imposed even greater challenges."

Joshua Gillin of PolitiFact Florida examined Bush's statement.

Read his analysis and check out the PolitiFact ruling here.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:58am]


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