Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump’s Pentagon Presents ISIS Plan That Looks Much Like Obama’s

Cynthia McFadden and William M. Arkin,

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Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told NBC News that the defense department "delivered a preliminary plan to accelerate the defeat of ISIS" — a plan that is "is serving as the basis for broader discussions with the White House and our interagency partners."
Davis said the preliminary plan sent to the White House is a grand strategy - which places even more emphasis on diplomacy, economics and information than it does on the military. It creates, he says, a framework for more tactical questions to be answered later.
The plan "draws upon the whole-of-government, better synchronizing public diplomacy, cyber, information, financial, as well as military instruments of power, and it enhances our coordination across regions," he added. ...

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