Monday, March 13, 2017

What Is The Scope And Timeline Of The U.S. Mission In Syria

Jared Malsin, Time: The U.S. Troop Presence in Syria Is at Its Highest Ever. But How Long Are They on the Ground for and Why?

The Trump Administration is intensifying America’s involvement in the ground war in Syria, having announced on March 9 that it is sending 400 more troops to join the fight against ISIS there.

The new deployment of Army Rangers and a U.S. Marine artillery unit raises fresh questions about the scope and timeline of the U.S. mission in Syria, where the number of American troops is now approaching a high of around a thousand (Washington has not disclosed an exact number). The U.S. is also sending another 2,500 troops to a staging base in Kuwait, awaiting possible deployment to Iraq or Syria.

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More News On The U.S. Mission In Syria

Cooperation with Russia in Syria Off the Table for Trump Team -- US News and World Report
Russia ready to resume contacts with US on Syria -- Reuters
Turkey threatens as U.S. deploys troops in Syria -- UPI
Washington 'Unable to Maintain Military Presence' in Syria for Long -- Sputnik
U.S. military weighs options -- Boston Herald

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