Another option that could be presented is to send more USA troops into Syria to engage in combat [.] to help push ISIS fighters out.
"This is the plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in other words ISIS", he said as he signed the order.
While officials were consistently insisting the war was going well under President Obama, Trump is said to want much quicker results in the fight against ISIS, which is nearly certain to mean a transition away from the Obama-era tactic of escalations of a few hundred troops at a time, which mostly avoided public debate over the size of the ground force.
Mr. Trump vowed to defeat ISIS during the campaign. In a series of interviews, Abu Musab and two other recent defectors, as well as two current ISIS members, described the reaction to Trump's election inside ISIS's self-styled caliphate - ranging from celebration among ISIS members to fear that the US-led military campaign against the group will intensify. Many leading tech executives have also spoken against the order. By its radical Islamic ideology, ISIS also attempting to create its own state, which it claims as a "caliphate". One reason they cited for this optimism was Trump's divisiveness within America, which they believed would weaken the country. The order seeks to cut the group's financial support as well.
Other steps reportedly being contemplated include increasing use of United States special forces in Syria and Iraq, directly arming Kurdish forces (a move that is likely to anger the Turks), and potentially including Turkish forces in the Raqqa operation.
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"It represents a profound statement on the part of the United States that we are committed to ending this atrocity, which is necessary from a national security standpoint, but the intended results include saving an unknowably large number of people on a humanitarian level as well", the official said.
This follows an initial executive order signed by President Donald Trump placing a temporary ban on seven Muslim-dominant countries with Iraq being one of them.
A US defence official, speaking to reporters after the talks, said they discussed ways to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State, among other hot-button issues, including the threat from North Korea, but offered no details. He routinely criticized the Obama administration's tactics against the extremist group.