Trump may see ISIS Strategy Derailed

The call for a new strategy against ISIS follows an executive order signed Friday to beef up the US military with more aircraft, ships and war-fighting tools, a buildup that is likely to contribute to the new war plan.

It's entirely justifiable on security grounds for the incoming administration to call for an examination of current programs, policies, procedures and practices for entering the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen due to ongoing concerns about worldwide terrorism.

The move makes good on a key campaign pledge of Mr Trump, who mocked the slow progress made by his predecessor Barack Obama in the fight against the militant group. These reportedly potentially include using artillery and attack helicopters - and even U.S. forces - to support an assault on Raqqa, ISIS' capital city. Trump took office on Friday with an approval rating of around 40%, according to polls from Gallup, CNN, Fox News and others, the lowest of any incoming U.S. president since at least the 1940s.

"This is evil. This is a level of evil that we haven't seen".

He has called Daesh "pure evil" on more than one occasion.

They have provided substantial support to the assault led by Iraqi forces on Islamic State's hold on the key city of Mosul.

If those previous reports are to be believed, the plans are centering heavily on the idea of escalating the war, with more ground troops expected to be deployed, more attack helicopters, and in all likelihood a further loosening of rules of engagement.

According to reports, an escalation of the USA role could involve more American armour and helicopters engaging in assaults on ISIS positions together with Iraqi, Turkish and Kurdish forces. "That all entails new uses of military power. and that opens the prospect of a deeper involvement with more casualties".

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to "knock the hell out of ISIS" were he to win the presidency.

In addition, the Presidential memorandum altering the permanent membership of National Security Council Principals Committee meetings to include political advisors, but to exclude the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Chairman) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), puts a political focus on those meetings, and will have a negative impact on national security.

"What is really important is first that we have a conversation about what we are doing today, why we are doing it, and what other things might be done and why we haven't done it to date", Dunford told reporters in Brussels. We support combat operations against ISIS and al Qaeda from ports and airbases in eleven other Muslim countries.

There are many different ways to look at Team Trump's executive order on immigration, but from a national security standpoint, the decision to take a short pause to review travel to the United States from seven Middle East/North African countries is a reasonable policy action.

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