the US State Department says it's expecting new chemical attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-assad and is promising a quick response Washington has failed to substantiate claims that earlier attacks against Syrian citizens were actually conducted by the government this comes after Donald Trump recently claimed that he'd been pressured by the u.s. arms industry to keep thousands of American soldiers in Syria daily Maupin reports so who sets u.s. foreign policy well when it comes to the projection of military force the Constitution and common sense says that's the president here's how George W Bush put it but I'm the decider and I decide what is best but recent statements from Donald Trump throw that into question here is what he said if you do have a military industrial complex they do like war you know in Syria with the caliphate so I wipe out a hundred percent of the Caliphate I said I want to bring our troops back home the place went crazy they want to keep them you have people here in why she wanted they never want to leave someday people will explain it well this is a you do have you do have a group and they call it the military industrial complex so according to Trump he wanted to bring troops back from Syria but he was compelled to leave several hundred of them there why well according to him the USA has quite a powerful military-industrial complex and if our president is fighting against it it seems that he's hiding this fight rather well recently Donald Trump appointed Patrick Shanahan as his new Secretary of Defense Shanahan spent 30 years at Boeing which is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States and one of the world's biggest arms manufacturers and like many other companies contracted by the Pentagon Boeing is having a great year some folks in this industry have actually pointed to what they've called a Trump effect have you seen that in terms of our allies and their spending not only have I seen that we think it's the best time that we've ever seen in long time for the defense industry but it's not just the Trump presidency that has been a boon to the military-industrial complex many different political leaders in the United States have campaigned on a platform of peace and then expanded Wars once they've taken office nations making progress toward freedom will find America is their friend will promote our values will promote the peace we've lost thousands of American lives spent nearly a trillion dollars alienated allies neglected emerging threats all in the cause of fighting a war for well over five years in a country that had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary and I mean absolutely necessary and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with the capital V as if we've learned nothing from history the 34th US President Dwight the Eisenhower warned the public about unwarranted influences when he left office over 60 years ago in the council's of government we must car guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought by the military-industrial complex the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist we must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes we should take nothing for granted the American people don't want war so presidents always run as the peace candidate and then you know inevitably they start wars even Richard Nixon during the Vietnam War was only elected because he was saying he had a secret plan for ending the Vietnam War as it turned out his secret plan was to escalate the war and add more troops and enlarge the war it's all about you know these large monopolistic companies wanting to get a huge bunch of money they like threats of war they like active war they are you know they're they're the war mongers and they have an enormous amount of influence that's commensurate with the amount of money that they put into campaigns you