US Secretary of Defense James Mattis is working with members of the coalition and the US intelligence community on a plan to accelerate the fight against Daesh terrorist group, Department of Defense spokesman Jeff Davis said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Saturday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling on the Defense Department to come up with a military plan to boost efforts to destroy Daesh.
"We hit the ground running on the President's request to deliver a plan within 30 days to accelerate the defeat of ISIS [Daesh]," Davis stated. "The Secretary is working with the intelligence community, commanders and coalition partners to develop that plan."
Mattis ordered on Wednesday a review of the Defense Department’s budget to boost its ability to fight Daesh.