$500 million US program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 4, 2015 11:14 a.m.

    Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar — sharply disagree with Obama on what the proposed proxy force should do.

    This resembles Congress's ability to agree with Obama.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 4, 2015 9:49 a.m.

    Of course it is going nowhere – what should we expect with the ineffectual “leadership” coming from the BO misadministration?

    at least bush made allies in the are - BO is alienating them

  • UtahTroutStalker draper, UT
    May 4, 2015 8:57 a.m.

    We need to fight them over here first and foremost.

    C'mon Deseret News - how come there is no story about the terrorist attack in Garland, TX last night?

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 4, 2015 8:29 a.m.

    I do hope that we are not just writing the big check from the Tax Payers and hand it over to the Afghanistan government to dispersed the funds as they see fit. There are corrupt officials within their government and I can see some of the money being funneled in ways that it will come back and haunt us later on.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 4, 2015 8:10 a.m.

    IN Afghanistan our success depended on helping Afghanistan fight its own battles. Even with 130,000 troops at one time we could not continue to fight there as the American people hate casualties of our troops and some are inevitable. We can kill one to a hundred, but that one counts. We have had some success training local troops and basically that is what we must do. I can't understand why it costs $500 million to train a few thousand men?