Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, and Michele Flournoy. Flickr
Patrick Tucker, Defense One: Hillary Clinton’s Likely Defense Secretary Wants More US Troops Fighting ISIS and Assad
If the cards fall where many think they will, 2017 could be the year of the no-bomb zone.
The woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton said she would direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of southern Syria and would send more American boots to fight the Islamic State in the region.
Michele Flournoy, formerly the third-ranking civilian in the Pentagon under President Barack Obama, called for “limited military coercion” to help remove Assad from power in Syria, including a “no bombing” zone over parts of Syria held by U.S.-backed rebels.
Flournoy, and several of her colleagues at the Center for New American Security, or CNAS, have been making the case for sending more American troops into combat against ISIS and the Assad regime than the Obama administration has been willing to commit.
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WNU Editor: The Republicans are not the only ones who have "hawks" in their party. If Hillary Clinton wins the Presidency, and Michelle Flournoy is her choice for Secretary of Defense .... expect a more activist role for the U.S. military in the many trouble spots around the world.