The Pentagon’s new policy is non-disclosing information regarding the U.S. troop deployments in Iraq and Syria. Under the previous administration, the military top has no secrets from the public about the details of special operations forces. Since now, the things have changed, informed Pentagon officials.
A new Pentagon policy means that the Americans will no longer informed on the details regarding the conventional deployments after they occurred. Since April 2017, such missions will be classified, and it doesn’t matter in which country they occur.
Donald Trump administration has stopped disclosing significant information about the size and nature of the U.S. commitment, including the number of military personnel deployed in either country.
The most recent data about the Syria troops from Pentagon included 400 Marines who were dispatched to northern Syria in a very quiet mode. These troops should operate artillery in support of Syrian militias that are cooperating in the fight against IS, said military officials. It is worth to note that it was the first use of U.S. Marines in Syria since 2011 when the internal armed conflict (the UN term for the civil war) began.
“The position of the Obama administration was that the American people had a right to know if servicemen and women were in harm’s way,”
Ned Price, National Security Council spokesman of Obama Office, explained.