President Obama was wrong to put a time limit on his request to Congress on Wednesday for authorization to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) for the next three years, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely tells Newsmax TV.
"You never put a time limit when you're at war … You never announce your strategy of current [or] future operations," Vallely told "The Steve Malzberg Show."
Vallely is also critical of the growing talk of "boots on the ground" as a strategy to help defeat the Islamic terror group.
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"First of all, boots on the ground, let's get rid of that terminology. It doesn't reflect what's necessary for victory," he said.
"Number one, if you're at war, you have to have a strategy for victory. You have to have ground troops, which means you have to have air-ground operations.
"You got to have eyes on the ground, fixing the enemy, finding out where they are and then you target them and bring the air power in. You don't need a lot of what we call conventional forces, armored brigades and infantry brigades."
Vallely said special ops forces, which were used early on in Afghanistan, are really the "eyes and ears" to necessary to go after specific targets.
"I'd bring the B-52's in just like we did in Afghanistan early on. I'll tell you what, that'll put the fear in all of them," Vallely said. "Let's get serious. We're at war, let's have a strategy, let's have victory.
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