India will look to acquire lethal predator drones from the United States during Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to Washington this week as New Delhi looks to ramp up its counterterrorism operations and to counter the growing relationship between its neighbors Pakistan and China.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by the Turkish military, continued its offensive to retake areas under control of the Syrian Democratic Party (SDF) and Islamic State (ISIS).
Turkey’s use of force against Kurdish forces in Syria has not gone down well with the US, with Washington openly supporting the Kurdish YPG fighters, who have proved to be a vital ground force in the battle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
The situation in Aleppo city remains tense.
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Few in Congress seem to understand that most of the official statements coming from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and the intelligence community reflect a distorted, one-sided view of the conflict that ignores the facts, international law and common sense.
After launching a surprise invasion of northern Syria earlier this week, top Turkish officials are making it clear that the military operation there is open-ended, with a growing number of military goals being set out for the operation, which started as a way to help the rebels capture Jarabulus from ISIS.
The former ambassador to the United States said “if the need” for US ground troops arises in the effort to depose al-Assad he “hopes the president will change his mind.”
Asked if Saudi Arabia would send ground troops, al-Faisal said no way.