|James "Mad Dog" Mattis|
Oh yeah, Trump is bringing the troops home.
The military is shifting its counterterrorism strategy to focus more on
Africa, put decision-making authority in the hands of commanders in the field, and expand the ability to use lethal force against suspected terrorists, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday, reports the Washington Post.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham told reporters that Mattis outlined the new rules of engagement during back-to-back briefings for Graham and Sen. John McCain, chairman of the panel. The super neocon Graham added that he supported Mattis’s plans.
“The war is morphing,” Graham said. “You’re going to see more actions in Africa, not less; you’re going to see more aggression by the United States toward our enemies, not less; you’re going to have decisions being made not in the White House but out in the field.”