Trump set to sign order for new strategy against IS: White House

Posted February 01, 2017

"We have to get rid of ISIS".

U.S. President Donald Trump's call for a military plan to defeat Islamic State is likely to see the Pentagon revisiting options for a more aggressive use of firepower and American troops. "The Plan shall include... identification of new coalition partners in the fight against ISIS and policies to empower coalition partners to fight ISIS and its affiliates", Trump said in a memorandum.Last week, General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he would present Mattis with options to "accelerate the campaign" against IS.

Trump promised during his presidential campaign to eliminate ISIS, saying he had a secret plan to quickly defeat the group. The reason for banning the seven countries from entering America is the "mandate to keep America safe". Donald Trump asks made defeating ISIS terror group, which is responsible for the violent murder of American citizens in the Middle East and also for several attacks on American soil including the June 2016 attack in Orlando, Florida, and the December 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California. He issued three executive orders. 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.

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The news comes on the same day Trump had a phone conversation with Vladimir Putin which reportedly discussed co-operation in Syria. In his order, Trump said that the order was to keep out "radical Islamic terrorists from the US".

In addition, the USA military maintains a hotline connection to Russian forces, who also are fighting in Syria, in an effort to prevent accidental conflict between the two sides.

The Daily Mail reports that in the wake of President Trump's order to put a 90-day moratorium on travel from 7 Muslim-majority countries, Iraq - one of the countries on that list - has announced its own travel ban for Americans.

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"As we prepare our budget request for Congress, and I think Congress is going to be very happy to see it, our military strength will be questioned by no one, but neither will our dedication to peace", he said.

"The presidents have spoken in favor of establishing a real coordination between the U.S. and Russian actions in order to defeat ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Syria", the Kremlin statement said.

The seven banned countries by President Trump includes Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.The order recently signed by Donald Trump also bans Syrian refugees indefinitely from the U.S. and suspends the broader refugee program.

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