Friday, February 17, 2017

U.S. Chairman Of The House Armed Services Committee: Increased U.S. Military Deployments To Syria, Afghanistan Unlikely

U.S. House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry Major Deployments to Syria, Afghanistan Unlikely: Thornberry

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he doesn't expect the administration to order a major push of ground troops into Syria, or a new buildup of combat forces in Afghanistan, even though both possibilities have been publicly discussed in recent weeks.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas, said he believes the advise-and-assist role that U.S. troops are currently executing in Syria as they help local forces prosecute a fight against the Islamic State is the correct one.

"I do not see the United States putting a large ground force in, to take and occupy territory in Syria," he said in response to a question. "I do believe this assist role is the right one for us there. Of course, having said that, that's a long way from saying I see the solution for Syria."

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WNU Editor: I hope he is right.

1 comment:

B.Poster said...

I hope he's right too. 20 trillion in debt and climbing, a military that is worn down, hollowed out, suffers from poor training, and low morale, where do we get the forces to deploy, where doe we get the money to pay for the deployments?