Trump gives generals 30 days for new anti-ISIS strategy

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The ISIS [Islamic State, formerly ISIL], is not the only threat from radical Islamic ideology that the USA faces, but it is among the most aggressive and vicious.

"For those reasons I am directing my Administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS..."

The order calls for the combined experts to recommend any changes needed to USA rules of engagement or other policy restrictions, to identify new coalition partners and to suggest mechanisms for choking off Islamic State funding sources.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump vowed to "knock the hell out of ISIS" were he to win the presidency.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump wants the Pentagon to come up with a new set of options for a tougher campaign against IS. On the other side, ISIS is also responsible for the December 2016 attack in Berlin, Germany, the March 2016 attack in Brussels, Belgium, the July 2016 attack in Nice, France and the November 2015 attack in Paris, France, in which many Americans have been Killed and injured, said the executive order.


"ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West", Brennan said, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State. And the plan seeks information operations, digital strategies and public diplomacy to isolate Daesh and its radical Islamist ideology. It was the first call between the two since Trump became president, though he was criticized during the campaign for being too friendly with Putin.

Other steps reportedly being contemplated include increasing use of USA special forces in Syria and Iraq, directly arming Kurdish forces (a move that is likely to anger the Turks), and potentially including Turkish forces in the Raqqa operation. "Both President Trump and President Putin are hopeful that after today's call the two sides can move quickly to tackle terrorism and other important issues of mutual concern".

"This is evil. This is a level of evil that we haven't seen".

He has called Daesh "pure evil" on more than one occasion. "They told us that victory is at hand and that God has sent the pig Trump as clear evidence of this", Abu Musab said. But President Trump's objective of destroying ISIS and other jihadi groups that sow terror in the region and beyond - however desirable - is also fantastically otherworldly.

President Trump signed an executive order blocking people from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S. It's disturbing the administration took such a strategically counter-productive action.

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