The White House has received a plan of “rapid defeat of the IS” by the Pentagon.
In accordance with an instruction of US President Donald Trump, the US Department of Defense presented a new draft plan for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq to the White House, spokesman for the Pentagon Capt. Jeff Davis said on Monday.
Reportedly, shortly after taking office, the President ordered the Pentagon to develop a specific plan in 30 days in order to fight against terrorists in Syria and Iraq, focusing on speeding up the process of their total destruction.
According to Davis, the new draft plan, which provides “rapid defeat of the IS,” was presented by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to the White House.
“We’re charged with leading the development of the plan, but it absolutely calls upon the capabilities of other departments,” the Pentagon spokesman said.
Experts believe that the draft plan may include proposals to build up US military contingent in the Middle East.
Earlier, describing a threat, posed by terrorist organizations, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the US Armed Forces Joseph Dunford said: “This is not about Syria and Iraq, it’s about a trans-regional threat. In this particular case, we’re talking about ISIS, but it’s also Al-Qaeda and other groups that present a trans-regional threat.”
The General noted that the armed struggle against terrorists must be combined with diplomatic efforts.