U.S. sends secret task force to Jordan to help deal with Syria crisis.

Source: a.anis/Flickr The United States military has secretly sent a…

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The United States military has secretly sent a task force of more than 150 planners and other specialists to Jordan to help the armed forces there handle a flood of Syrian refugees, prepare for the possibility that Syria will lose control of its chemical weapons and be positioned should the turmoil in Syria expand into a wider conflict.

The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center built into an old rock quarry north of Amman. It is now largely focused on helping Jordanians handle the estimated 180,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the country’s resources.

Source: The New York Times via NBC News.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    secret? we are reading about it. whats the secret?

  • Dugan

    This is also known as JSOC getting a head start. CAG and SIX are getting ready to go get those chemical if need be.