Contrary to popular belief, the military doesn’t just point at a target and fire. There is a complex process involved into doing a strike. Missle guidance, type of munition, and quickly putting together the right type of ammo needed for a certain mission is crucial. Without a doubt, you do not want to waste a missile on a target if it’s not going to eliminate it.
Communication on the ground is important as well. If a group of soldiers have enemies in a building all this information is transferred to the Air Force and determinations are made at that time. It’s very interesting to see how the process plays itself out and how quickly it can all happen to help our soldiers on the ground who need that very important air strike.