President Trump stated that U.S. troops had a robot present when they raided the ISIS compound holding Abo Bakr al-Baghdadi. Outlets have cast their doubts, but the claim is most likely true. The President stated that “we actually had a robot to go in the tunnel”. The easiest and most accurate explanation is that the robot was actually a drone, a machine that is operated by a remote control. Tunnels pose numerous threats to troops as they are dark and can contain unknown ambush points. Sending expendable drones, or robots, into a tunnel first could help protect the lives of our troops.
November 16, 2019