| ‘I Want to Finish This’: US Special Ops Leaders Urge Washington to Stick by the Syrian Kurds|
9/13/2017, 11:33:58 PM · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
Defense One ^ | September 13, 2017 | Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
KOBANI, Syria – Talking with American special operators as we walk in the summer heat through the sprawling training facilities of the Syrian Arab Coalition, one sentiment is immediately obvious: relief. It is not that these elite American troops are relaxed about the mission; it is that they make clear they think it’s working and see that the end is achievable. And for those of us who have written about and covered the post-9/11 wars, that is indeed a shift. “My military guidance is clear; what we are trying to do here in terms of the campaign against Daesh is...