BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
It revealed media reports of disagreement between officials in the White House and the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), on the expansion of US military activity in Syria.
The newspaper "forign Policy" quoted informed sources "that the Director of the National Security Council at the White House Ezra Cohen Watnik, and adviser to the National Security Council specialist on Middle East affairs Derek Harvey, insisting on the need to expand the US military action in Syria and the implementation of operations in the south, in while Defense Minister James Mattis rejected more than once were proposed.
The newspaper pointed out that US Secretary of Defense and some other officials in the White House, consider that the proposed actions "risky move", that will drag the United States into "a dangerous confrontation with Iran."
The newspaper pointed out that this confrontation may make the American military units Sawmill in Iraq and Syria, a target during the confrontations.
The newspaper said that the head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, believes that it is necessary to focus on cracking down on the militants to organize "Daesh" in their strongholds, including the city of tenderness.
US forces deployed rocket missiles "HIMARS" near southern Syria Tanf crossing, amid talk about the establishment of a second base in Zagafh area, and the possibility of a bloody clash with the Syrian army.