A US secret assault program in Iraq has been unveiled by NYT
NEW YORK, (BM) – The Pentagon is pushing for a major military operation to eradicate a pro-Iranian militia in Iraq, and government officials see an opportunity for an attack while Iran is busy handling the Corona crisis.
Military commanders, on the other hand, disapprove and fear escalation in the Middle East.
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The Pentagon’s secret provision includes preparing a program to eliminate a pro-Iranian militia operating in Iraq. The Pentagon has instructed military commanders to plan a significant escalation of the fighting in Iraq and prepare a plan to destroy a pro-Iranian militia responsible for attacks against US troops in Iraq.
The New York Times reports this weekend that Iraq’s senior U.S. military commander, General Robert White, has warned that such an attack could involve bloodshed and if there is a danger of war with Iran.
In the memo, General White wrote that a new military system would require the addition of thousands of American fighters in Iraq.
According to the New York Times, the Pentagon’s order to plan an attack and General White’s reluctance memorandum are classified military documents, which were given to the paper by senior officials who are secret.
Disagreements reflect controversy at the top of the administration: Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo and national security adviser Robert O’Brien are pushing for aggressive military activity against Iran and its Iraqi affiliates, and now see a good execution opportunity when everyone is busy with the Corona epidemic.
But military commanders, including Secretary of Defense Mark Asper and United Chief of Staff General Mark Miley, warn that a campaign against Iran at this time could set fire to the entire Middle East.
Still, Secretary of Defense Asper has approved continuing to plan a major military campaign against Iran in Iraq so that President Trump can present some alternatives and ways of action in case Iraqi militias intensify attacks against Americans.
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On March 19, a debate was held on this issue in the White House, but the president has not yet made a decision and ordered to continue planning.
The New York Times notes that this debate is happening when Pentagon leaders and senior U.S. commanders around the world express concern over the proliferation of the Corona epidemic in the military ranks, and believe this poses a danger to declining operational capability in high-alert units.
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