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Troops Being Sent to Syria, Reaction From Mississippi DC Lawmaker

WASHINGTON, D.C.–To help put a dent in the terrorist activity of the ISlamic State in the Middle East, Pres. Obama decided Friday to send some ground troops. But it won’t be like an army attack. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said he will support the move.

“Our lack of early decisiveness and lack of strategy in Syria left a power vacuum that is now being exploited by our adversaries. I have long stated that it is going to take military action to defeat ISIS. Victory cannot be achieved at the negotiation table alone. I am prepared to support the President’s decision to send U.S. special operation forces to Syria if he is acting on the advice and counsel of our generals,” said Wicker in a statement.

“It needs to be a plan that has the full support of our trained military commanders – not another half-measure from the Administration. Our troops require a decisive approach that is worthy of their service and sacrifice in uniform.”

White House Spokesman Josh Ernest said there would be fewer than 50 people sent to Syria.

He said their mission would be to “offer some training advice and assistance to local forces that are operating on the ground there against ISIL”.

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