Pentagon to Change Training Program for Syrian Rebels

October 9, 2015 12:09 PM

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. will announce changes to the Syrian training program within hours, saying the U.S. wants to focus efforts on working with capable Kurdish and other forces in Syria.

Carter was speaking at a press conference in London. He says the work the U.S. has done with the Kurds is a good example of an effective approach with a capable, motivated ground combat force. But he didn't give more details.

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