Sunday, April 2, 2017

President Trump Has Let The Pentagon 'Off Its Leash'

U.S. President Trump Donald (C) dellivers remarks after attending a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Daily Mail/AFP: 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

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

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Update: With Trump approval, Pentagon expands warfighting authority (AP)

WNU Editor: This is an incredibly important story ..... and one where a discussion and debate is sorely needed. Unfortunately .... the Democrats and the media are focused on Trump and Russia and are ignoring IMHO the important stories like this one.

2 comments:

fred lapides said...

The buck stops where?
I can recall when McCarthur said we needed to bomb China during the Korean War and the commander-in -Chief had him removed from command.
Assad getting help from Iran...bomb them or invade them? let some general there decide. What is the point of the Pentagon? Does a field commander get to decide?

fazman said...

Exactly, why have generals, admirals and indeed a pentagon if wars are to be run by a civillian committee.