Three Lingering Questions For Trump’s New Plan to Fight ISIS

Three Lingering Questions For Trump’s New Plan to Fight ISIS
U.S. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Marine Corps Capt Timothy Irish

If Trump sends more American boots to Syria, who will fight alongside them, and — stiil — what comes next?

Right now, the U.S. military is finalizing its options in Syria for President Donald Trump. The troop caps of the Obama era are a thing of the past. At least for now. These personnel limits, so popular among some in Washington, served as brakes against accelerating conflicts, made art of numbers, and led to some military units being broken up and deployed in different pieces. Or in the case of the 101st Airborne Division, deploying some soldiers while forcing the Army to leave its helicopter mechanics behind.

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