Trump’s Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, recently arrived in Iraq with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The two were meeting Iraqi, American, and coalition officials.
Dunford’s spokesman, Capt. Greg Hicks said that Dunford invited Kushner to meet with Iraqi leaders and to visit U.S. forces in the field. Kushner will be traveling “on behalf of the President” to support those fighting against ISIS. He’s also there to show support to the Iraqi government leaders.
Kushner’s unannounced trip isn’t a huge surprise to Americans seeing the trust Trump has in him. Since his inauguration, Trump has kept his 36-year-old son-in-law close and has now given him the important role of peace envoy to the Middle East.
The experienced businessman is visiting the country just as around 275 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division have received orders to deploy to Northern Iraq. The deployment comes as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to regain Mosul from ISIS fighters.
While Trump is cautious of his decision with a potential war against ISIS, Defense Secretary James Mattis told a Senate panel last week that he wants to go to war with ISIS for the following reason:
“I think it would be a statement of the American people’s resolve if you did so. …I thought the same thing for the last several years, I might add, and have not understood why the Congress has not come forward with this, at least the debate.”
What do you think about our assisting in taking back Mosul? Do you think we just need to take ISIS out in war or do you think we should just keep doing what we’re doing? Let us know in the comments below!