The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned.
"It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN.
But the official emphasized that any decision is ultimately up to President Donald Trump, who has ordered his defense secretary to come up with a proposal to combat ISIS before the end of the month.
The move would significantly alter US military operations in Syria if approved and could put troops on the ground within weeks.Imagine my surprise. Of course, Trump is going to put combat troops on the ground in Syria.
This highlights yet another misreading by libertarian Trump fanboys.
Trump is not for "nation building" but this doesn't mean he is against war. Hemilitarymiltary action for other reasons and he will be aggressive about it.