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Obama, Pentagon Send Mixed Messages on Syrian Rebels Training

The president and the Pentagon appear to be on different pages this week concerning the training of Syrian rebels. After meeting with his national security team, U.S. President Barack Obama told reporters Monday he “made it clear” to his team that the U.S. “will do more to train and equip the moderate opposition in Syria.” But on Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters the military’s training plan remains the same, because “it’s more important to us to get it...

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