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US has trained less than 100 in Syria to fight Islamic State

Post  Skeptical on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:26 pm


Not sure the taxpayers are getting the best return for their hard earned dollars used to support this!

WASHINGTON — Less than 100 additional Syrian leaders have been trained under a revamped U.S. program to fight the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Monday.

In October, the United States halted another train-and-equip program in Syria, which transported whole units of fighters out of the country to train at facilities in Turkey, Jordan and other locations. The fighters were given U.S. equipment, trained and transported back to Syria. But the vast majority of the Syrian units left the program or turned over their U.S.-provided equipment to other groups.

The United States had planned to train about 5,000 fighters each year in the first program, which cost $346.8 million in fiscal year 2015. But in September, Gen. Lloyd Austin, who led U.S. Central Command at the time, informed Congress that only “four or five” U.S.-trained fighters were in Syria.

http://www.stripes.com/news/us-has-trained-less-than-100-in-syria-to-fight-islamic-state-1.416530
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Re: US has trained less than 100 in Syria to fight Islamic State

Post  Dr. Evil on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:22 pm

Skeptical wrote:
Not sure the taxpayers are getting the best return for their hard earned dollars used to support this!

WASHINGTON — Less than 100 additional Syrian leaders have been trained under a revamped U.S. program to fight the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Monday.

In October, the United States halted another train-and-equip program in Syria, which transported whole units of fighters out of the country to train at facilities in Turkey, Jordan and other locations. The fighters were given U.S. equipment, trained and transported back to Syria. But the vast majority of the Syrian units left the program or turned over their U.S.-provided equipment to other groups.

The United States had planned to train about 5,000 fighters each year in the first program, which cost $346.8 million in fiscal year 2015. But in September, Gen. Lloyd Austin, who led U.S. Central Command at the time, informed Congress that only “four or five” U.S.-trained fighters were in Syria.

http://www.stripes.com/news/us-has-trained-less-than-100-in-syria-to-fight-islamic-state-1.416530

Since when are we expecting a good ROA in our fight on terror?
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Re: US has trained less than 100 in Syria to fight Islamic State

Post  Jammer on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:37 pm

NEVER BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD LYING JACKOFF JONES UTTERS

He is a lying sack of dogshit.
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Re: US has trained less than 100 in Syria to fight Islamic State

Post  Dr. Evil on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:40 pm

Jammer wrote:
NEVER BELIEVE A SINGLE WORD LYING JACKOFF JONES UTTERS

He is a lying sack of dogshit.

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