Advisors are being sent to train foreign troops. Where have I head that before?
On June 10, 2015, Obama announces he is sending up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq to act as advisors and to train Iraqi troops to fight the Islamic State.
“This train, advise, and assist mission builds on lessons learned during the past several months and is just one aspect of our commitment to support the Iraqi Security Forces,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest was quoted as saying by USA Today.
The plan also is to stop insurgents from flowing into both Iraq and Syria.
On May 11, 1961, Kennedy announced he was sending 400 Special Forces troops to Vietnam in addition to 100 advisors. He also ordered an infiltration of Laos to locate and disrupt supply lines. That later become known as McNamara’s Wall.
By the end of 1961 there were more than 3,000 Americans in Vietnam.
How long does it take to train foreign soldiers?