According to Reuters, April 26, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave the Pentagon the authority to reset a system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria.
The Defense Department Spokesman, Christopher Sherwood, argued that bringing that decision-making authority to the Pentagon from the White House would allow more flexibility in responding to unforeseen developments on the battlefield.
Donald Trump also tried to get support of the U.S. Congress. Trump sent an official letter that read “the U.S. would take additional action as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests in the Middle East.”
However, according to a number of American experts, such a decision is aimed only at the escalation of the current situation in Syria. “Additional action” in the form of the U.S. aggressive policy in the Middle East has already reached its peak. Thus, a logical question arises: what the U.S. national interests in the Middle East are.
It is likely that Washington continues to implement its planned scenario in the Middle East to overthrow the Syrian legitimate government that was unfit for it, and support the armed opposition in Syria. Apparently, the decision of Donald Trump will make it possible to hide the real number of the U.S. troops in the region, which consequently the Pentagon may turn to profit. And the American taxpayers, therefore, won’t be able to find out how much money is actually spent on the military operations in Iraq and Syria.