McMaster to Brief Senate Committee on Plan to Defeat ISIS

By Charles Fain Lehman

President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, will brief the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the administration’s plan to to defeat the Islamic State in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday.

The committee’s chairman, Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), told reporters about the meeting and said he is pushing to see an “overall” strategy for countering ISIS that goes beyond just Iraq and Syria,” Defense News reported.

“I’d just like to see it. I know there was a 30-day review, but we haven’t seen any evidence of any documents that were produced,” Corker said of the administration’s ISIS strategy. “We know they’ve been focused on Iraq and Syria, and we have really good sense of where that’s going. What we haven’t seen is the overall ISIS strategy, and it’s time that we see that.”

Trump ordered a review of the U.S. plan to defeat ISIS in late January, days after his inauguration. He gave Secretary of Defense James Mattis 30 days to create a “preliminary draft” of a comprehensive strategy, and on Feb. 27, Mattis presented his plan to the White House.

The Pentagon chief presented a comprehensive approach to address the threat posed by ISIS, …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon