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U.S. Forces In Syria Tackle A More Complex — And Possibly Dangerous — Mission

  • March 30, 2020
  • April 13, 2020
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World Affairs Council Inland Southern California invites you to listen to this NPR
interview describing

U.S. Forces In Syria Tackle A More Complex — And Possibly Dangerous — Mission

by Tom Bowman and Marisa Penaloza

Access this National Public Radio radio broadcast at

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/26/821379862/u-s-forces-in-syria-tackle-a-more-complex-and-possibly-dangerous-mission

The primary mission of the American forces in northeast Syria is to secure the oil infrastructure for use of US partner force. These soldiers had to quickly move east last fall when Turkish troops invaded, cutting U.S. supply lines and threatening U.S. forces. (Link to background on this story at https://www.npr.org/2019/10/07/767777899/in-major-policy-shift-u-s-will-stand-aside-as-turkish-forces-extend-reach-in-syr)

Learn what the soldiers think about the mission and what they worry about the most. As you listen and read the story, how would you evaluate the importance of the mission of these American troops in Syria.

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