It seems that every war we've had in the 20th and 21st century has been micromanaged by the White House. Could a business manager be changing this?
It appears so. President Trump has appointed a three star National Security Advisor who seems to think it's the place of the Pentagon to make those decisions – and act upon them. The does do advise the Commander-in-Chief as is appropriate.
While it remains unclear whether the new administration will come up with a strategy significantly different from its predecessor’s, the Trump team may have an effect on how the one it inherited is carried out.
“Potentially, by giving field commanders more leeway to exploit opportunities on the battlefield, the Trump administration can execute the Obama administration’s strategy more efficiently,” Mr. Exum said.
More @ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/u...-pentagon.html