Deborah James's comments are the most pointed yet by a defense official.
The base had been without power since July 16.
Sen. John McCain is rebuffed in an effort to divulge the total cost of the program.
The strikes came as the U.S. backed efforts to liberate Fallujah in Iraq and Manbij in Syria.
The 'special weapons' are part of a sharing agreement between NATO allies.
About 21 percent of all Air Force fighter pilot jobs are vacant.
New documents shed light on the controversial program.
"The priority here appeared to be going after the target, going after the big shiny object."
Scenes of destruction posted on social media show burned-out vehicles and corpses littering the desert.
It's not the Cold War, but sometimes it sure looks like it.