Trump Authorizes the Pentagon to Manage Troops on the Ground in Iraq and Syria* (Just Another Illegal Invasion, Like Vietnam)

U.S. President Trump has given the Pentagon authority to independently set troop levels in Iraq and Syria, and to ensure commanders’ flexibility. Over 5,000 troops are deployed in Iraq, and 500 in Syria, where they operate without Damascus’ invitation.

“The President has delegated the authority for Force Management Levels (FML) for Iraq and Syria to the [Defense] Secretary [James Mattis],” said Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, as cited by ABC.

via Trump Authorizes the Pentagon to Manage Troops on the Ground in Iraq and Syria* | Hwaairfan’s Blog

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