"The thought that we don't trust our pilots is just wrong. We trust these men and women to prosecute the most complex area of battle that I've seen in about 32 years," Lt. Gen. Hesterman told reporters at the Pentagon via phone from Doha, Qatar. "It's never been more difficult to identify friend from foe as it is right now in Iraq."
"Targeting a fielded army is relatively easy. ... That's not what we're doing," he said. "You have to unwind [terrorists] from the population and kill them where you can."
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