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Obama Is Putting Boots On Syrian Ground After All

After pledging not to put "boots on the ground" in Syria, President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to send a special forces team to northern Syria.
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President Obama is sending up to 50 special forces to Syria. He said he wouldn't do that. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense

President Obama on Aug. 30, 2013: "In no event are we considering any type of action that would involve boots on the ground."

President Obama on Aug. 31, 2013: "We would not put boots on the ground."  

President Obama on Sept. 10, 2013: "I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria."

The White House says "boots on the ground" was taken out of context. 

The U.S. troops will "advise and assist" Syrian rebels fighting ISIS.

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