...The counterroadside bomb mission is particularly important because as the Islamic State group retreats in Iraq, it leaves mines and other explosive booby traps, said Mark Gunzinger of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment think tank in Washington, D.C. “Those are a real problem for U.S. forces, much less Iraqi troops, so I do think that would be a priority mission,” said Gunzinger, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense. However, the Prowlers’ capabilities to jam enemy communications will be in high demand, Gunzinger said. “The fact that it’s a system that can disrupt ISIS’ communications, disrupt their ability to command and control their forces engaged in combat operations, that’s a pretty important mission,” he said, using an alternate name for the Islamic State group.
Marine Prowlers Deploy to Turkey for Fight Against ISIS
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