Obama Sending Special Forces to Syria

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Two years ago, President Obama said he would not send American troops to Syria.  Today, the White House announced that fewer than 50 US Special Forces will go to the northern part of that country.  But Press Secretary Josh Earnest insisted it's not a change in policy. "The responsibility they have is not to lead the charge to take a hill, but rather to offer advice and assistance to those local forces about the best way they can organize their efforts to take the fight to ISIL or to take the hill inside of Syria." Ken Dilanian, an intelligence reporter in Washington for Associated Press, has more on the story.

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