Mechanized Force to Syria

| October 26, 2019

An M1 Abrams tank scans its sector at the Udairi Range Complex in Kuwait, Dec. 8, 2018. (Spc. Jovi Prevot/Army National Guard)

The U.S. military is planning to send some kind of mechanized force to help keep oil fields in eastern Syria from slipping into the hands of a resurgent ISIS as American troops withdraw from the region.

But the plan to send armor to Syria could add extra manpower and logistical strains for U.S. forces in Syria at a time when President Donald Trump is seeking to end America’s involvement in the country and put a stop to the forever wars.

“We are reinforcing that position, it will include some mechanized forces, again I’m not going to get into the details but the mission in Syria remains what the mission in Syria began with, it’s always been about defeating the ISIS coalition. That is the core mission,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told NATO defense ministers in Brussels Friday.




Category: Army News, Syria

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  1. David says:

    First the Dems got upset we went in Syria (not knowing whose side we were on.) Then we pulled out and everyone got their knickers twisted because we were abandoning the people whose side we were supposed to be on. Now we are moving armor in, to support someone whose side we should or shouldn’t be on. Would someone make up their mind and define a damn objective?

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    At what point does Exterminatus become the most economical option?

  3. timactual says:

    At least they are admitting that this time it IS all about the oil. The “American Protectorate of Syria”. Who said colonialism was dead? For their own good, of course.

    Since the oil fields are in eastern Syria, we are going to need access to the sea in order to supply our security guards. So who gets to supply the supply route, our friends the Syrians or our friends the Iraqis?

    ” the mission in Syria remains what the mission in Syria began with, it’s always been about defeating the ISIS coalition.”

    How long will that take? The record so far is Afghanistan, where it is taking 18 years (and counting) to defeat the Taliban. Timex isn’t the only thing that “takes a licking and keeps on ticking”

    • David says:

      All time best “Takes a licking” moment – Hill Street Blues when LaRue finds the severed arm of a corpse. (Video unavailable)

  4. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Something big to be announced 9am (eastern US) Sunday.


    If so, a significant dent in Islamic State. He claimed to be Caliph, which requires bloodline to Mohammed, and imposes a duty on all Muslims to obey.

    Pop goes the weasel.