- Military advisers US President Donald Trump relayed to British officers in Washington D.C. that Trump administration have a bigger role of the United Kingdom in dismantling the terrorist Islamic State
- Trump had confirmed that while campaigning for the presidency he would give generals 30 days to present him with a plan to destroy ISIS in Raqqua
- According to the British general, Trump has vowed to increase the number of US troops by another 100,000
Military advisers of newly elected US President Donald Trump have relayed to senior British officers assigned in Washington D.C. that the incoming administration expects a bigger role of the United Kingdom in dismantling the terrorist Islamic State.
Trump, they said, expressed the hope that Britain will fight “side-by-side” with the United States to deliver a hard line approach to the global threat of terrorism.
The sources said the approach, a brainchild of US Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump’s known most influential military advisor will include a commitment by the British government to deploy its troops on the ground where maneuvers will be staged against the ISIS.
A stronger military alliance is needed to have both British and American forces fighting on “equal footing,” Washington sources said.
General Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, called for the UK to hike defense spending to £5billion a year to fill “crucial capability gaps”.
Flynn, it was learned, directed SAS operations in Afghanistan and is a known supporter of Britain’s military capability.
As one of the top planners in Afghanistan, Flynn recommended that US Special Forces policy would be based on SAS operational procedures. Along with his recommendation, Flynn had ensured that senior British officers were always included in sensitive briefings and missions.
Trumped had confirmed while campaigning for the presidency in September that he would give generals 30 days to present him with a plan to destroy ISIS in Raqqua.
As a backbone to a new tough approach against global terrorism, US military strategists are preparing to extend an “open invitation” to Britain to join a new combat alliance, British military officers serving in the Pentagon revealed.
According to the British general, Trump has vowed to increase the number of US troops by another 100,000.
“The new President’s first main military effort will be to crush ISIS. That will require a follow-on force to support the Iraqis and Kurds on the ground. This means American and British boots on the ground,” said General Lord Dannatt.
“There is a list of quite significant deficiencies within our own defense inventory. We should follow President Trump’s example and place defense spending and manufacturing directly into our economic plan,” Lord Dannatt told Sunday Express.
With a budget above 2 percent, government “would be able to place significant orders with elements of British industry which would be able to boost jobs and growth in this country,” he pointed out.