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AIDING THE ENEMY: Obama Denied Jordanian Request for US Drones

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By: Rowan Scarborough (Washington Times)

The Obama administration earlier this year turned down a request from Jordan for Predator spy drones that would help it locate targets in the war against the Islamic State.

The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee, member, is gaining importance today since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the terror group.

On Tuesday, the Islamic State released a video of its execution by fire of a capture Jordanian pilot. Jordan retaliated on Thursdaywith F-16 air strikes on the Syrian town of Raqqa and is vowing a relentless war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS.

Members of Congress are calling on the White House to approve a list of new weapons for King Abdullah, a strong U.S. ally.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, on Thursday sent a letter to President Obama asking him to approve transfer of the Predator’s unarmed export version for surveillance missions.

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