Pentagon officials are revising their Syrian war plans this week around a totally new set of priorities, which President Trump has defined simply as controlling Syria's oil. This came after Trump declared the Syrian war effectively over, and subsequently backed off withdrawing all US forces.
For awhile this was going to be a couple of hundred US ground troops staying embedded with Kurds at the oilfields. Now, the Pentagon is going more all-in, sending tanks and armored vehicles into Syria, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is trying to take credit for this continued war, with reports that he and long-retired Gen. Jack Keane, a Fox News analyst, visited Trump at the White House twice to show him a map of Syria and emphasize where all the oil is.