It’s disturbing we call deploying American soldiers overseas “boots on the ground”. It may sound cool, but let’s not forget there are people attached to those boots. It’s seems a little dehumanizing. The same way we give names like non-combatant, unlawful combatant or in the case of Drones the term “Jackpot” is used when they kill a target.
Found this gem, Obama states 15 times in varying clarity that he will not deploy troops. Yet now we have special forces on the ground in Syria.
It’s a small number, but Vietnam started with advisers too…a podcast I list to suspects they will be used to defend the oil fields and make the Russian air campaign more difficult to bomb safely. Obama says they will rescue hostages.