See the next DEBKA Weekly for an exclusive on the US military plan President Trump showed Prime Minister Netanyahu for thwarting Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s drive for a foothold in Syria.
The Israeli prime minister was about to ask the president to retain US troops in Syria east of the River Euphrates as the most effective bulwark against the passage of pro-Iranian forces to and from Iraq. He was preempted. The US president bowled him over with a detailed plan for the US military to do exactly that – in combination with Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Trump’s operational plan, together with his program for a US military role in Syria, is revealed in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly out on Friday, March 9, 2018. To sign on, click here.