The United States military is sending a few select special forces troops to Syria in the fight against ISIS. Their operational capacity is still unclear as to whether they will be fighting ISIS directly or training local militias on how to fight ISIS.

The Young Turks discussed Obama’s decision to send American troops to Syria.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced