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Boots on the ground: Pentagon to deploy 400-plus troops to train Syrian opposition

AFP Photo / Wakil Kohsar

The US military has announced it will send about 400 specialists and hundreds more “enabling forces” to train the rebel Syrian opposition as Washington takes its fight against the Assad government and Islamic State to a new level. 304 more words

Government

The Syrian Rubics Cube

By Alan Caruba ~

One has to have some sympathy for those in the CIA or the White House folks charged with telling the President what has been going on in Syria since 2011 when the opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship turned into a fighting war. 842 more words

Public Opinion

Pentagon ready to train up to 15,000 Syrian rebels

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) listens as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey talks in a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, September 26, 2014. 389 more words

Government

Pentagon: F-22s used in combat for first time in Syria

F-22 stealth fighter jets belonging to the U.S. Air Force move to take off at a U.S. air force base in Osan, south of Seoul April 3, 2013. 311 more words

Government

Syrian Islamists Spread Terror Network Into Iraq

By Peter Brookes ~

Earlier this week on these very pages I warned about the rise of violent Islamist extremism, not exclusively but especially in Syria. 542 more words

Middle East