This is coolbert:
"The plan is the base from which all change is made!"
Continuing with yet still more with regard to the withdrawal of American troops from the Northeast [NE] are of Syria. Additionally in response to the challenge as posed the Colonel USMC.
All times courtesy the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
1. "Esper: US troops withdrawing from Syria to relocate in Iraq"
"US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday night that all of the nearly 1,000 troops the US is pulling out of northern Syria are to be re-positioned in western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State (ISIS) and 'to help defend Iraq.'”
As was planned from almost one year ago.
"2. Iraqi trucks evacuate US Syrian bases, some equipment trashed"
"Western and Syrian reporters witnessing the US pullback from the embattled areas of northern Syria report that convoys of 100 Iraqi trucks each are transporting the contents of the bases to western Iraq, escorted by US military APCs. The abandoned bases were described as containing dorms, shooting ranges, a command center, a communications hub, vehicle repair workshops, training areas, a medical clinic and entertainment and sports areas. The departing US troops have been blowing up and trashing large quantities of documents, computers, signaling systems, weapons and ammunition."
3. "Trump backtracks on N. Syria: Some US troops to stay, one air base retained"
"Only some of the thousand US troops on their way out of northern Syria will leave. Others will remain 'to keep the Bashar al-Assad regime and Iranian forces away from Syria’s oil fields.'”
"DEBKAfile reports that the airfield is at Rmeilan, in the Kurdish province of Hasaka opposite the Iraqi border. A US air force presence there will provide a base for American attack helicopters and armed drones to retain control over North Syrian air space and its border with Iraq . . Both bases will be guarded by several hundred US special forces, who will also counter counter ISIS forces trying to make a comeback. Trump’s backtrack allays some of Israel’s concerns about Iran gaining an open door from Iraq into Syria."
The plan is the base from which all change is made!
American ground troops as withdrawing from the Rojava area hardly doing with any consideration to planning or with total disregard for SDF/YPG allies. Anything but that.
THE PLAN IS THE BASE FROM WHICH ALL CHANGE IS MADE. THE GREATER THE NUMBER OF ASSUMPTIONS MADE, THE GREATER THE CORRECTNESS OF THOSE ASSUMPTIONS AND YOU NEED LITTLE ALTERATION TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN. PLAN HOWEVER ALMOST NEVER SUBJECTED TO SOME SORT OF CHANGE, DYNAMICS DEMANDING OTHERWISE. WAR IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS CHAOS. MORE CORRECTLY UNDERSTAND WAR AS CONTROLLED CHAOS?