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A little more than halfway into his first hundred days in office, there has been little attention paid to President Donald Trump's military strategy overseas, aside from the scrutiny of a raid in Yemen criticized because of the death of a Navy SEAL.
On the surface, President Trump has appeared to endorse a strategy favored by former President Barack Obama — using special operations forces to fight terrorism in the Middle East and Africa.
But earlier this month, the commander-in-chief announced his decision to send 400 additional troops to Syria, including a team of Army rangers and a Marine artillery unit, and 2,500 ground combat troops to a base in Kuwait, from which they could be deployed to Iraq and Syria.
Do these decisions suggest a cohesive strategy on the part of the administration? For answers, we turn to Andrew deGrandpré, chief editor and Pentagon bureau chief for The Military Times, explains.