The Hill: Reports " President Trump's White House has reportedly scrapped the previous administration's plan to take Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's self-declared caliphate. "
Lets Get Real:
One can only hope that Trump will follow through with his campaign pledge to destroy Daesh, if the Russians are willing to put their troops in harms way then all the good, any better relationship with Russia should be two way street, they use their manpower in the region as ground forces, while the US and its Allies do the air cover and air support for any attack. If the US does use its ground forces it should be US/UK Special Forces, the fight for Raqqa will be tough and bloody, the Western voter on the whole does not want to see large Western forces in action after Iraq. The fight in Syria will be bloody and hard, thus the plan should have a chance of success, it may take many drafts to get it right.