Obama expected to announce training for moderate Syrian rebels

May 27, 2014 10:54 PM

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President Obama is expected to mention on Wednesday that he has green lit the decision to train moderate, vetted Syrian rebels and increase support to them. This would be the first time that the Obama administration acknowledged any form of training and would signal a new stage of limited U.S. involvement.

A source with knowledge of the program emphasized that this is a policy decision and that there will be a "very long" process before implementation of it. Last week the Senate Armed Services committee authorized a train-and-equip mission, which created the legal groundwork for the Pentagon to provid...

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