Why Is The US Military Training Only 90 Syrian Rebels?
The U.S. military is now training 90 Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, but with a goal of 5,000 per year, why so few?By Jake Godin | May 8, 2015
The U.S. military has (finally) started training Syrian rebels. (Video via Free Syria Army 13th Brigade)
"We're announcing today that combat training has begun for a company-sized group from the New Syrian Forces. This program is critical and a complex part of our counter-ISIL efforts," U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense)
Carter revealed on Thursday the U.S. is currently training a company of Syrian rebels in Jordan to fight ISIS in Syria. As for just how many fighters are being trained, it's not much. Especially given the U.S. goal of training around 5,000 fighters per year. (Video via Sword of al-Sham Brigades, Free Syria Army 13th Brigade)