The U.S. military general in charge of the air war over Iraq and Syria said today that carpet bombing would not be an effective tool to fight ISIS.

Asked about the claims of Sen. Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates that they would carpet bomb ISIS, Lieutenant General Charles Brown said that, “carpet bombing is not effective for the operation we’re actually executing.”

ISIS “doesn’t actually mass itself where you could actually even use that kind of tactic, and that’s a tactic that is really not effective for the fight we’re actually executing today,” he said.

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