Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pentagon Will Present To President Trump On Monday A 'Full Range Of Options' To Defeat The Islamic State

Reuters: Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria

A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America's top general said on Thursday.

The remarks by Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggest the preliminary plan will be far broader in scope than initially thought and might initially omit more tactical details, like specific troop requests.

"This is not about Syria and Iraq. It's about trans-regional threat," Dunford told a think-tank event in Washington, citing other jihadist groups like al Qaeda.

"So, when we go to the president with options, it will be in the context of the trans-regional threat."

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More News On The Pentagon Plan To Defeat The Islamic State

Dunford: 'Full range of options' on table in ISIS review -- Defense News
Pentagon review of ISIS strategy will lay out options to accelerate fight -- ABC News
Joint Chiefs chairman: We'll give Trump 'full range' of options for defeating ISIS -- The Hill
Upcoming US Counter-ISIS Plan Will Have Global Scope: Joint Chief's Chairman -- AP
Pentagon will present Trump with “full range of options” to defeat ISIL -- Euronews
With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering U.S. troops in Syria -- Miami Herald
Top US general readies 'full range' of Syria options for Trump -- AFP

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