Pentagon: US special forces to Syria is 'for starters'

December 1, 2015 19:21

WASHINGTON - The US military is eager to do more in Syria to help enable local forces combat Islamic State and could expand beyond a previously announced deployment of up to 50 special operations forces, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

"That's for starters," Carter told a hearing before the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee."If we find more forces that we can enable in this way we're prepared to do more ... I have every reason to believe the president will allow us to do more and authorize us to do more when we have more opportunities."

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