President Barack Obama appointed Friday Macgork Brett, an expert on Iraq, a new envoy to coordinate the campaign against the organization of the Islamic state, according to the White House said.
Obama said in a statement that Macgork "It was a long time I have one of the best advisers on Iraq." Macgork succeeds Gen. John Allen, who leaves office after a series of major failures.
However, Allen has played a key role in preserving the unity of the 65 member states of the international coalition. The alliance sometimes seemed to split as signs that the United States were not ready to engage more on the ground while the other key members of the alliance's goals and different levels of engagement.
The task has become more complicated since Russia and Iran decided to engage in the conflict, along with their ally Syrian strengthen their relations with the Iraqi regime.
Macgork recently was assistant to Allen and focused its efforts on cooperation with local Sunni Arab tribes and the Iraqi government to restore the city of Ramadi from insurgents jihadists.
It is not known that his appointment was an indication of reversal in US strategy, which was the subject of criticism in recent months.
Obama ended a recent program to train Syrian fighters from the "moderate opposition" $ 500 million.
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