The gigantic new non-nuclear bomb that the United States Air Force dropped on ISIS tunnels early this week has the nickname “Mother of All Bombs,” but its MOAB acronym actually stands for Massive Ordnance Air Blast, former intelligence official Michael Pregent told Tucker Carlson of Fox News.
The Trump Administration chose to authorize the military to use the bombs to take out a complex network of underground tunnels used by ISIS fighters to escape direct engagement with coalition forces, similar to the tactics used by Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Pregent said that it is difficult to use precision strikes on such a system of caves, canyons and tunnels, so therefore a massive bomb like the MOAB is a more effective option.
The expert predicted that President Trump would continue to destroy ISIS with the most firepower available, saying “I think the next 4 years will be different than the last 8.”
Watch video of a MOAB exploding below.