From The NY Times: ‘U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria ‘

Full piece here.

‘The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.’

It’s still unfolding messily: a protracted civil conflict along sectarian lines with spillover.  Turkey has been shelling inside Syria for over six days, and returning fire on its borders.  There are many thousands dead and many cities heavily damaged inside Syria.

More here that Assad is losing his grip.

We likely have, or have had, special operations inside Syria assisting the rebel forces, but obviously there’s only so much we can do.

Why enter Libya and possibly end up with a client State, and not Syria?  Why bet on the horses in one country and not another according to the current doctrine, relying instead on a particularly ineffective international process?

Related On This Site: Via Youtube-Uncommon Knowledge With Fouad Ajami And Charles Hill

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