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Gen. David Goldfein: Military Could Recommend More Flexibility in IS Fight for Trump

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David Goldfein
David Goldfein

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said military leaders could give President-elect Donald Trump recommendations to grant more flexibility to field commanders in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, USA Today reported Monday.

Jim Michaels writes Goldfein said the options could include more freedom to use secret cyber warfare and space technology as well as launch various weapons against militants.

“If we want to be more agile then the reality is we are going to have to push decision authority down to some lower levels in certain areas,” Goldfein noted.

Goldfein did not provide specifics on the options and Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said such recommendations to the president should be kept confidential, Michaels reported.

Trump said during his campaign that he will give military commanders 30 days from taking office to develop a plan to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the report stated.

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