The president-elect is not a fan of President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $54 billion to build up the U.S. military, according to two senior military officials familiar with his thinking.
They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the details of the transition deliberations and declined to be identified because the discussions are private.
The officials say Trump is not opposed to spending money on a massive expansion of the military, but the president-and-elect want to see how it plays out before deciding whether to expand it.
Trump said during the election campaign that he wanted to spend more money on the military to “get it up to the level of the great warriors of the Second World War.”
But the officials say the Trump transition team has not made a final decision on how much money to spend.
Trump’s aides are also working on a new plan to address the need for the U-2 spy plane, according of one of the officials.
The U-1 surveillance plane was an integral part of the U.-2 program that was launched in the 1960s.
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S.-led military official, who requested anonymity to describe deliberations within the Trump team, said the plan to expand the military is still in the early stages.
The Pentagon has also received some intelligence on a possible U.N. Security Council resolution that could authorize the use of force against the Islamic State group in Syria, according the U:S. “
We don’t have a final version yet,” the official said.
The Pentagon has also received some intelligence on a possible U.N. Security Council resolution that could authorize the use of force against the Islamic State group in Syria, according the U:S.
The administration is also working to determine the impact of the United Nations resolution on U.K. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“What we are trying to figure out is, how does it impact the U,S.
presence in the region, and is it likely to have any impact on U,K.
operations,” the U officials said.
Trump has said he wants to send U.,S., and British troops to help train and advise Iraqi forces, as well as to help protect U.n. troops.
But the U.,S., has said that would require the deployment of U.s. troops to Iraq.
The Trump administration has also raised concerns about the United States involvement in the Syrian civil war, including concerns that it might be used to further the Syrian government’s goal of toppling Assad.
U. S. officials have said they want to avoid a military intervention that could lead to a full-scale civil war in Syria.
Trump, however, has repeatedly said that the U.’s role in the war is limited and limited only to the protection of U.,s.
He has said the U has no plans to go to war with Syria.
In a separate statement, the U’s top diplomat said the administration was reviewing a proposal from the Obama administration for a no-fly zone over Syria that was presented in June.
The proposal called for a U. nal mission to protect the U .s. and allied troops from the incoming regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as a “precondition for any further U. s. military action against Syria.”
The administration said it was evaluating whether the proposal was viable.
The senior U officials also said the Trump-led administration is considering whether to move forward with the proposed no- fly zone, which would be deployed in the Gulf of Mexico from the U of S. base at Camp Lemonnier.
The Obama administration pushed for the zone during the presidential campaign in an effort to deter the Syrian regime from using chemical weapons, which could lead the U to attack.
The no- Fly Zone proposal would not apply to any of the American military’s existing bases in the Middle East, including the U S. naval base in Bahrain.
The base is located in a region where tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are high.
“The Trump administration is assessing the proposal,” the senior U official said, adding that the Trump advisers are reviewing the plan.
“There are some other options that the administration has considered, but it’s not clear what they are yet.”
Trump has also said he is open to working with Russia to end the conflict in Syria but has said any such agreement would have to be backed by a U,s.
military strike on Syria.
The transition team is working to address those concerns.
The American military is working on plans to help create a new U.a.M.F. program to help rebuild Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, the officials said, though the plan is not yet finalized.
The current program is focused on developing and testing chemical weapons and a new program is designed to produce chemical agents from scratch.
The government of President Vladimir Putin, which has long accused the U s of supplying chemical weapons to Syria, has not acknowledged the use by Syria of chemical weapons.
The Russians have denied that allegation.