Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pentagon Has Stepped Up Communication With The Russian Military Over Syria

Defense Secretary James Mattis informally speaks to the media before holding a press briefing at the Pentagon to update the media on the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, May 19, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Washington Post: As Syria war enters new phase, U.S. looks to expand communications with Russia

The Pentagon has stepped up communication with the Russian military over Syria, a top official said Friday as the Trump administration lays plans for future operations likely to thrust U.S. forces closer to Russian and Syrian troops.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the United States had opened a new channel between senior U.S. and Russian military officials to discuss what Pentagon officials refer to as the “deconfliction” of ground and air operations within Syria.

The United States is now in the third year of its campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, where the application of Russian military might has strengthened the hand of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Update: US changes tactics against ISIS, working on plan with 'enthusiastic' Russians (RT)

WNU Editor: What a difference a year makes. Last year the Pentagon was dead-set against working with Russian in Syria. Today .... new leadership .... and now there is an eagerness to work together.


Anonymous said...

The thing is they have too, anons are deep in the Russian circles now. You have this hacking community that has influence in all major world powers who unlike political limitations are free to talk, trade and share. You can only deny this for so long.

Stephen Davenport said...

enemy of our enemy is our friend, I have no problems working with Russia in certain areas of Syria. Doesn't mean we are buddies, just means we have a common enemy.