The media learned about the expansion of President of the United States of the powers of the Pentagon
Administration Donald trump gave the Pentagon the authority to revise the system of constraints of American troops in Iraq and Syria, the sources said Reuters. The Agency notes that now the real number of US troops in these countries exceeds the official.
The administration of U.S. President Donald trump has allowed Pentagon officials to “reset limit” the number of American troops in Iraq and Syria, said on Wednesday, 26 April, Reuters, citing its sources.
The Pentagon confirmed the information, but stressed that the number of troops consistently. The US strategy is aimed at supporting the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), said in the military, and it eliminates the need to increase military presence.
The Agency concludes that the decision will significantly expand the powers of the Pentagon, and frees him from “confusing” the system limitations. The result is a real number of US troops in the region may be hidden, and will use the White House.
Control system Force Management Level system was introduced in Iraq and Syria, with the Obama administration. The previous American President periodically increased available limits the number of troops as the development of campaigns in Syria and Iraq. Now, according to official figures, in Iraq us troops stationed 5262, and Syria — 503. However, as noted, in reality these figures may be higher by several thousands.
In February 2017, the commander of us forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson demanded that Congress strengthen a few thousand man contingent deployed in Afghanistan. Currently in Afghanistan there are about 8.5 thousand American military.