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Leon Panetta Supports President Trump’s Use of the MOAB on ISIS

Leon Panetta, who served as Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he thought President Trump made the right decision by employing the so-called “Mother of all Bombs,” or MOAB, on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan. “It is a weapon that can be used effectively, as it was in Afghanistan, […]

By NTK Staff | 04.14.2017 @1:10pm

Leon Panetta, who served as Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he thought President Trump made the right decision by employing the so-called “Mother of all Bombs,” or MOAB, on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan.

“It is a weapon that can be used effectively, as it was in Afghanistan, to go after ISIS fighters located in deep caves. I think that is a good use of the weapon,” Panetta told Mitchell during an interview on Friday.

Panetta also added to the speculation that this strike served the dual purpose of sending a message to North Korea.

“When I was Secretary of Defense, we were working on developing that weapon. Very frankly, the weapon was initially targeted at the potential of going after underground enrichment facilities in Iran, that was our concern,” Panetta told Mitchell about the development of the MOAB.

Currently, North Korea is using underground facilities to develop its nuclear program.

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