US Sends Special Operations Operatives into Syria, Faces off Against Russia

The Obama administration is sending American troops to Syria in order to help topple the Assad government. The White House plan will send 50 Special Operations advisers to the war-torn country in order to train local resistance forces to conduct warfare in lieu of Americans entering combat themselves. This keeps boots off the ground for the most part, but begs the question: As Russia attempts to keep Assad in power, will 50 non-combat troops be enough? Ever skittish in re-entering combat within the Middle East, The White House plan is definitely light on American presence in the region for the time being. As the two countries face off in the region, it remains to be seen whether we can maintain these low numbers, or if this will escalate to a full-blown war among the two super powers.

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