“Our special operations forces in the past have, yes, worn insignias and other identifying marks with their partner forces,”
“They do what they can to blend in.”
However, he stressed:
“They are not on the forward line. They are providing advice and assistance, their advise-and-assist role has not changed.”
Cook couldn’t explain the difference between the forward line and the front line, saying:
“I don’t have a yardstick for you. This is a fluid situation.”
Unfortunately for the United States, there is absolutely nothing fluid about the fact that these troops are operating illegally in Syria as they do not have the explicit permission of the Syrian government to be there; unlike the Russians who did have such a mandate.
What do you think these special forces soldiers have been tasked with doing exactly?
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