US Worries About Declining Precision Weapons Stocks for Wars – ABC News

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The commander of U.S. Air Forces in the Middle East says he’s concerned about running low on precision-guided weapons needed for the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. is commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. Brown says the U.S. has been going through more weapons than officials forecast. He says the U.S. is reviewing whether to take stocks from other regions around the world to meet the war needs, and how soon that should be done.

Brown oversees U.S. air operations in the Middle East. He says the Air Force is taking steps to buy more weapons.

The U.S. is spending about $2.7 million a day on munitions for the war.