American leadership: We will continue to fight Daesh proxy even if Trump asked escalation
With the Iraqi forces to crack down on Daesh stronghold west of Mosul, with the help of US air and artillery strikes, the leadership made it clear Wednesday that it will rely on local agents on the ground.
This approach defines the American involvement with hundreds of special operations who _khassm Barack Obama 's advisers forces and thus reduce the proportion of deaths in the US forces. But this approach also came under criticism for employing in the pace of the war on Iraqi soldiers and a variety of factions , some of which worries NATO ally - Turkey - and have agendas that may differ from the agenda of the United States.
Although US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is expected to Trump delivers a range of options to expand the struggle against Daesh the beginning of next week, the US military command in Baghdad made clear that it will maintain this approach.
Colonel John Dorian , spokesman for the international coalition , "one of the things clarified by Gen. Stephen Tauzind is that we're working through and with and through the Iraqi security forces in Iraq. This basic principle will not change."
He added that Tauzind would not hesitate to ask for more troops or new equipment or new powers if necessary. He stressed that Tauzind made recommendations to accelerate the war on Daesh to General Jean - Joseph, the head of US Central Command, who in turn brought to Defense Secretary Matisse trading, but gave no details Tauzind requests.
For his part, Andrew Exum, in charge of Middle East policy at the Pentagon during the final years of the Obama administration,
said that "this approach has not reached as a civilian in the Obama administration, said that the basic principle of the plan the coalition campaign, and despite the departure of the Obama administration, the military leadership still exists."
The fighting is still continuing , west of Mosul, Iraqis waged by the support of the air strikes and artillery of America. Dorian said that US troops come under fire Daesh and figured it out .
During his campaign , Trump claimed that he had a secret plan to defeat Daesh guaranteed, and that he knows about the organization more than it knows Generals of the United States. But when he was elected secret plan faded , replaced by executive order asks the Pentagon and intelligence agencies and relevant ministries to review the war effort during the 30 days in order to develop a new plan. For his part , Christopher Harmer, naval officer and former analyst at the Institute for Middle East Studies, said the United States has few options outside of this approach, he said , " the only way to succeed in Iraq is to work through and with and through the Iraqi security forces, where the US military took time long-founder so we have to work a new Iraqi security forces through these forces. "