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Tulsi Gabbard

US flounders for answers in quick-shifting Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON _ Like someone on an accelerating treadmill becoming steeper by the minute, the U.S. government is struggling to keep pace with a battlefield in Syria and Iraq that's changing at warp speed.tmpplchld With new Iranian forces reportedly entering Syria following the launch of Russian airstrikes there, the Pentagon said Thursday that it had suspended sending U.S.-trained Syrians back into their homeland while it reassesses the troubled train-and-equip program.tmpplchld Despite insisting that Moscow's entry into the air wars hadn't affected the American campaign in Syria, military officials acknowledged that in the 24 hours after Russian bombing began Wednesday, there...