Obama Sending More US Forces to Syria
President Barack Obama said on Monday he would send 250 soldiers to Syria to help local forces fight against the Islamic State.
The deployment will increase American forces in Syria to around 300. Most of the new 250 U.S. forces will be U.S. Army Green Berets. About 50 American forces are already in Syria since 2015.
Obama told an audience at a trade fair in Hannover, Germany, the forces will "not be leading the fight on the ground." The president said the forces will provide training and will assist local troops to "keep up this momentum" in the fight against IS.
Obama also urged Europe and NATO allies to do more in the fight against Islamic State.
"This remains a difficult fight and none of us can solve this problem by ourselves," he said.
Stephen Zunes is a regional expert from the University of San Francisco. He told VOA the deployment could be viewed as mission creep in both Syria and Iraq.
"At the same time, given that Obama has had a pretty cautious approach in terms of U.S. military involvement in Syria, it could be an indicator that the initial troop deployment has been successful, and that it is an indication, in his mind at least, that additional U.S. forces could actually advance the cause of defeating ISIS and strengthening local forces that are fighting them.
I'm Jim Dresbach.
1.Green Berets 美陆军特种部队
Green Berets organize, assist and train the military and national defense forces of foreign nations.
2.trade fair 商品交易会
There is an active demand for interpreter during the trade fair.
3.NATO allies 北约盟国
At the same time, he maintained close ties with the United States and other NATO allies.
4.in terms of 依据；按照
It can not be measured in terms of money.
1.President Barack Obama said on Monday he would send 250 soldiers to Syria to help local forces fight against the Islamic State.
fight against 对抗
The fight against inflation has been going on for almost two years.
He joined the underground to fight against the fascists.
2.The president said the forces will provide training and will assist local troops to "keep up this momentum" in the fight against IS.
keep up 保持；维持
I keep up to date with the news by listening to radio.
She slowed down her pace so I could keep up with her.
若此次增兵计划落实，驻扎在叙利亚境内的美军数量将大幅增加至300人 。250名派遣人员中多数为特种兵 。去年，美国政府向叙利亚派遣了一支50人的特种部队 。
在德国汉诺威举行的工业博览会上，奥巴马表示：“这支派遣队伍不会挑起战争 。奥巴马还称派遣队伍是为了援助并训练当地武装力量以延续目前对“伊斯兰国”的作战势头 。
斯蒂芬·朱恩斯是旧金山大学的地域研究专家 。他表示，此次增兵可以看作是在叙利亚和伊拉克地区的“任务蜕变” 。
“同时，鉴于奥巴马在美军军事介入叙利亚一事上的谨言慎行，暗示着最初的派兵计划已初见成效 。至少在奥巴马看来，此次增兵能够推进打击“伊斯兰国”极端组织的进程，增强当地武装力量的战斗力 。”