27 Feb '17, 7pm

Pentagon Spokesman Discusses ISIS Preliminary Plan, Budget Amendment

Pentagon Spokesman Discusses ISIS Preliminary Plan, Budget Amendment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will present a preliminary version of the Pentagon’s new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during a meeting of the White House Principals Committee today, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said here this morning. The Cabinet-level senior interagency forum, which usually does not include the president, already has received copies of the classified report, which Davis described as a framework for a broader global plan. President Donald J. Trump requested the plan in a Jan. 28 presidential memorandum. “This is not just a military plan,” he told reporters during a briefing. “It draws upon all elements of national power -- diplomatic, financial, cyber, intelligence [and] public diplomacy, and it's been drafted in close coordination with our interagency partners.” Davis added, “This plan is truly transregional...

Full article: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1096071/pent...

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