US special forces to Syria is "for starters" -Pentagon

December 1, 2015 5:19 PM

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WASHINGTON Dec 1 The U.S. 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, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday.

"That's for starters," Carter told a hearing before the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

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