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.