Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
Daily Mail: Trump has let the Pentagon off its leash: President is giving the military greater freedom to wage war how it wants after the Obama administration controlled every move
* The Pentagon has reportedly experienced greater freedom under Trump
* They have been able to run wars without seeking White House approval
* This is especially apparent in Syria, where US forces now number almost 1,000
The Pentagon under President Donald Trump is experiencing greater freedom to run wars without seeking White House approval.
Many in the military appreciate this increased autonomy, but critics charge it could raise civilian death rates, puts the lives of US troops at greater risk and leads to a lack of oversight of America's conflicts.
Nowhere has the shift been more visible than in the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, where under Barack Obama
even minor tweaks to US plans underwent exhaustive White House scrutiny.
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