Trump May Deploy 1,000 Troops To Kuwait To Fight ISIS

Tyler Durden's picture

President Trump had made defeating ISIS one of the key goals of his presidency, and if Reuters' sources are to be believed, the administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as U.S.-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon has so far declined to comment on the leak.

After The House passed the $578 Billion defense bill (for the rest of FY17) this afternoon, Reuters reports that the decision on whether to create a more rapidly deployable Kuwait-based force is part of the ongoing review of the United States' strategy to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, where around 6,000 U.S. troops are deployed, largely in advisory roles, the officials said. Proponents of the US troop deployment option, which has not been previously reported, said it would provide U.S. commanders on the ground greater flexibility to quickly respond to unforeseen opportunities and challenges on the battlefield. It would also represent a step away from standard practices under President Barack Obama's administration by leaving the ultimate decision on whether to deploy some of those Kuwait-based reserve forces in Syria or Iraq to local commanders.

"This is about providing options," said one U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

 

The officials said the deployment would differ from the existing U.S. troop presence in Kuwait.

 

It was unclear whether the proposal had the support of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who could opt to use other tools to give commanders more agility.

US officials have so far played down expectations of a major escalation or dramatic shift in a strategy that has focused on training and advising local ground forces.

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis declined to comment on options being weighed by the Trump administration.

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evoila's picture

Sounds like were are sending SOF if they're going to Kuwait.

dasein211's picture

Honestly, the next big war will also be the shortest. I don't get "Defense" spending. Does anyone honestly think an Army would try to invade? We'd have nukes up their ass faster than Any anal scene Rocco has ever shot. Our military is strictly for corporate and monied interests same as theirs. All warfare is asymmetric because the bombs are so fucking big. We don't need an army as long as the nukes work. It's a ploy to make the military big enough to enslave its own people. When will dumbfuck America wake up to that? Military spending is what keeps the establishment safe from US!

philipat's picture

So the next ME war is going to be The Pentagon Vs The CIA (=ISIS etc.)

Still, could have been worse. Trump might have followed through on his earlier statement that he would deploy troop in Syria, which would have been a disaster. Somehow, the US at war with itself in the ME seems an appropriate outcome?

Escrava Isaura's picture

could have been worse? Where have you been?

Before was Hope and Change. Now Clean the Swamp.

So, have hope. Change is coming. It’s just around the corner. Then, the swamp will turn into paradise.

 

Paul Kersey's picture

"Trump May Deploy 1,000 Troops To Kuwait"

Hopefully, the Kuwaitis don't have a ban on Christian immigrants. So many Middle East wars to start and so little time.

"I would bomb the shit out of 'em. I would just bomb those suckers"

Donald Trump explaining his military strategy.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

If average US troop is 85kg, 1000 troop is approximate 85000kg or 85 metric tonne. No need for US to weigh deployment. Boris is long time ago work in fairground to guess weight of patron.

shivura's picture

trump sucks. he's gotten everything so wrong

Escrava Isaura's picture

I was told that the largest Islamic population is in Indonesia.

Do you see any problem in Indonesia?

Wait a minute, I just remember.

They don’t have oil.

 

philipat's picture

Get informed before making stupid comments. Yes, there are problems in Indonesia and there have been several terrorist attacks in both Jakarta and Bali. Incidentally, the CIA overthrew Sukarno resulting in the rise of the kleptocratic Soeharto regimen in 1967. And Indonesia DOES have oil and gas.

Apart from that you comment is spot on!

 

Escrava Isaura's picture

Your second paragraph contradicts the first one.

Anyway, Indonesia is no longer self sufficient on oil. Second, for a large extent, Indonesia problems was caused by Anglo-Saxon colonization, meaning, looting.

http://mazamascience.com/OilExport/

 

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

ROFLMFAO you think the colonization of Indonesia started with Europeans?  Please read a history book.  You might learn why Indonesia is a majority Muslim country and just exactly where those Islamic colonizers came from.  Did you never actually wonder why the most populous Muslim country in the world is almost halfway around the world from Mecca?  I postulate to you the country's problems started with its colonization by Muslims.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Not colonization, looting, because they never cared about the indigenous people. India was a different story.

Well, the problems started when the first humans left Africa, if you go back further in time.

 

philipat's picture

It's called sarcasm, but you wouldn't be smart enough to understand.

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

Try again, dumbfuck.  After the conventional armed forces are reduced to a rump no "escalation" is possible.  We have telegraphed to our enemies our intention to use nukes first and early.  Do you really want to be in a game of chicken vs. Tehran?  Our standing army exists so we have other options besides the nuclear one.

Tell me, how long did you serve?

dasein211's picture

Will Tehran invade? Fuck no. Do you SERIOUSLY think they have a standing army to invade? Israel would make a glass floor out of them before the first boats were even loaded. It's not about serving. What escalation? We have no business there. Iran hasn't attacked us! We overthrew the shah remember?! What are you talking about?

The Ram's picture

I agree with you dasein.  The US could not sustain large scale ground forces in a very large deployment, especially with high casualties.  The troops are generally only trained for short deployments (6 months) and light casualties.  Have a unit remain over seas for 1 year of continuous combat and 80% casualties (like Marine units in WWII, Korea, and some units in Vietnam), and the troops will mutiny and shoot their officers.  Also, the troops want 3 hots, a cot, and internet/cell phone service daily so they can talk to Mom and the kids between patroles.  The ground forces of the US are basically mercenary forces that can be deployed when a a leader gets a little too independent, say, Saddam, Noreiga, Quadafi, Marcos, or any other small time US 'friend'.  You will not find the US ground forces going to Toe to Toe with China, Russia, or even Iran.  Too many casualties and too many pissed off Mommies!

Publicus_Reanimated's picture

War is hell.  What level of hell do you want?  You may choose conventional hell or nuclear hell.

Bigly's picture

Just like Dalaks, they need to 

EXTERMINATE!

Archive_file's picture

Let's burn their villages to save their villages part II.

Sector Catalyst's picture

Kuwait is already teeming with soldiers from the Usary Slaves of Israel, and has been for many, many years.

shimmy's picture

1000 will turn into 10000 and bam, another country the U.S will be meddling in under the guise of fighting the boogeymen terrorists.

But hey, Trump isn't about the war mongering, at least according to the Trumptards.

 

Bam_Man's picture

Not a good time to be an Infantry Platoon Leader.

I got off easy, when I was one. There was PEACE. Imagine that.

Enjoy your multiple deployments in multiple Middle-Eastern hell holes, fellas.

IranContra's picture

Good move. Iran cannot be trusted, either.

IranContra's picture

Trump is not starting wars, he is calling bluffs and putting out fires of war that were kindled by the Luciferians. Iran can be easily defeated. ISIS is no big deal now that Obama and the Old CIA are gone.

Max Cynical's picture

I'm sure Trump is going to telegraph every move in fighting ISIS...the only item this fake news story leaves out is the day of deplloyment.

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

Donald: what the fuck happened to the campaing promise "no more waging war in the Middle East"?   What happened to "America First"? 

 

com'on man- you was so clear that American prosperity was first - not american "military" was first......... DAMN 

NoWayJose's picture

Absolutely - huh? We have continued dancing on the Russian border, dancing over China's islands, sending raids into Yemen, playing footsie in Afghanistan, sending missile defense to South Korea, more involvement with Kurds and in Syria, assisting the attack on Mosul, etc. If I wanted this I could have voted for Hillary.

Now Trump is supporting Obamacare 2 - rather than repeal. If you do not kill it, it will grow back and bureaucrats will keep adding new regs.

Blankone's picture

Trump - false hope and change for the right hand. 

I do wonder if his supporters will be as blind as Obama's.

Paul Kersey's picture

Holy shit! It's President Trumbama. Been watching this same movie for the last 16 years, and it doesn't end well for Americans.

insanelysane's picture

I believe Trump promised to win the war with ISIS and then get out of ME.  The libs were playing in the ME just like we played in Vietnam.  Just enough troops to use up some weapons and keep the money flowing.  The solution is to go big or go home.

turnball the banker's picture

Melania says to Trump as she is pulling the trigger on his love gun,"your going to kill some brown people too"then he explodes

user2011's picture

He meant to spread ISIS to Kuwait. Then they can save oil price.and shale oil companies in us

 

rbianco3's picture

WTF - Is Kuwait in the strategic interests of the United States?

Who wants their family fighting Kuwaits' war for them? Send the Sheiks' out to war themselves.

rejected's picture

Maybe ISIS has WMD.

Maybe they're buying Yellow Cake.

Maybe killing Kuwaiti babies in incubators.

Maybe giving their soldiers Viagra to rape Kuwaiti children.

We need Colin Powell to explain this to the UN.

crossroaddemon's picture

I told you guys this was going to happen. After all the shit I got last year for not jumping on the Trump train all I have to say is fucking told you so.

turnball the banker's picture

Even that whackjob babalooey is very quiet

nc551's picture

I'm a little perplexed but I'm going to give Trump the benefit of the doubt for a moment.  Generally every politican does the opposite of what he says and we have to search for the real greedy evil reason.  Maybe with Trump we can have some hope and first look for the hidden patriot play along the same lines.

crossroaddemon's picture

Wow. Are we really that desperate to believe?

nc551's picture

The source is unnamed from Reuters you idiot.  I don't trust any corporate media until I can cross verify.

rejected's picture

This is too funny,,, Kuwait, Qatar, SA are funding ISIS and other groups everywhere in the ME.

Americans and their wars. They just can't stand to see the world in peace. LOL.... Long body bags.

MAGA

L Bean's picture

YAY Let's do the past 3 decades ONE MORE TIME!

madmax1965's picture

Unless and until the monetary system is changed (fat chance!)  Nothing will change no matter whom is the president.  The assholes running this shitshow are ALL out for themselves and do not care how many brown, black , white or any other color people have to die for them to fufill their jacked up visions. 

MAGA indeed