Pentagon is planning to send tanks and armored vehicles to Syrian oil fields. Two weeks ago, President Trump ordered virtually all US troops out of Syria. Now, in a stunning reversal, the Pentagon plans to send armored forces to protect oil fields, according to a US official. The deployment of heavy armor to Syria would represent a significant escalation in the fight, requiring a contingent of additional troops to operate and maintain the vehicles, as well as forces to protect their bases. Source 3q.
"With his forces intact he will dispute the mastery of the Empire, and thus, without losing a man, his triumph will be complete. This is the method of attacking by stratagem." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War