A new Pentagon report says President Donald Trump’s plans to expand the military footprint in the Middle East are an “embarrassment to the United States.”
The report by the Defense Logistics Agency says Trump’s troop increase in the region is “an embarrassment” to the Pentagon and has resulted in a decrease in the military’s ability to perform its missions.
The report comes amid Trump’s recent executive orders to expand military presence in the country, including a plan to spend $400 billion on new bases and a $1 trillion increase in military spending for the 2018 fiscal year.
In response, the Pentagon released a report that said Trump’s actions have “unintended consequences.”
The Pentagon’s report said Trump and the White House have taken steps that have “negatively impacted the readiness of the military in the U,S.
The administration has said Trump wants to increase the number of U.s. troops in the area by 50,000 troops by the end of the year.
The Pentagon also said that Trump wants additional troops to be stationed in Jordan and Lebanon and that additional troop deployments in the Arab world will occur “as required by current and future foreign policy requirements.”
The department said that in 2017, Trump’s administration had increased the number and level of troops stationed in the Persian Gulf region by a total of 2,000.
The U.N. said the U and the international community has called on the Trump administration to increase U.’s troop presence in both Iraq and Syria.