The US, Syria & Iraq in the Fog of War: Eli Lake, BloombergView. Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One.
2/23/16 (Photo: Syrian Army Targets ISIS.) The US, Syria & Iraq in the Fog of War: Eli Lake, BloombergView. Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One. Obama Administration Argues Over Support for Syrian Kurds FEB 23, 2016 9:47 AM EST By Josh Rogin & Eli Lake Syrian Kurds are now attacking U.S.-supported rebels, but U.S. officials disagree about whether the Kurds have switched sides -- and about whether the U.S. should continue increasing its arms support for them, as opposed to focusing support on Sunni Arab rebels. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-02-23/obama-administration-fights-itself-over-role-of-syrian-kurds http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-02-23/obama-s-irrelevant-outmoded-case-against-guantanamo "Back to Iraq: US Military Contractors Return In Droves": Marcus Weisgerber reports that behind the president's directive to 'accelerate' the counter-ISIS campaign came a surge in the number of contractors assisting in the campaign against ISIS. Weisgerber writes that, "The sharp increase..underscores the military's reliance on civilians even for missions with relatively small troop presence." http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2016/02/back-iraq-us-military-contractors-return-droves/126095/?oref=d-topstory