Skip to comments.U.S. military to step up presence in Jordan in light of Syria civil war
Posted on 04/17/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by illiac
Washington (CNN) -- In a critical indication of growing U.S. military involvement in the civil war in Syria, CNN has learned Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the deployment of up to 200 troops to Jordan, according to two Defense Department officials.
The troops, which will come from the headquarters of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, "creates an additional capability" beyond what has been there, one official said.
The group will give the United States the ability to "potentially form a joint task force for military operations, if ordered," he said.
The new deployment will include communications and intelligence specialists who will assist the Jordanians and "be ready for military action" if President Barack Obama were to order it, the official said.
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“Another war, anyone?”
Bound to be.
There is no clean of that turd known as the Middle East we need to be anywhere near.
So sending millions of dollars to Al Qeada in Syria was not enough to guarantee victory ? Shocking.
Why? This is related to critical US interests,,,how? Is it remotely possible that there could be a war where we just watch it from the sidelines? Especially for a bunch of ungrateful moslems who are dedicated to our destruction.
What middle east nation have we assisted, that we can truly count as a warm friend?
“Another war, anyone?”
Not this crap again!! We’re wasting lives for nothing in my opinion.
12 years straight and counting. If we try hard, I think we can hit 20 straight years.
Oh, now I remember. That place was known as Vietnam...
Just tragic. And still I wonder, why is code stink so dang quiet???
It’s almost as if they’re paid Democrat plants...
Sounds to me like lambs being led to slaughter. Pray for those soldiers’ safety.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Who are we potentially forming a joint task force with? Do we contemplate a Jordanian invasion of Syria?
Chuck Hagel is ordering the deployment of up to 200 troops to Jordan...
Very big mistake. The original error of backing the Syrian rebels, is now being taken further.
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