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What's Next In Syria?06:04
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A picture taken on October 28, 2015 shows a general view of the town of Safireh southeast of Syria's second city Aleppo. The US has committed to sending a few dozen special forces, the first American ground involvement in the conflict. (George Ourfalian/Getty Images)
A picture taken on October 28, 2015 shows a general view of the town of Safireh southeast of Syria's second city Aleppo. The US has committed to sending a few dozen special forces, the first American ground involvement in the conflict. (George Ourfalian/Getty Images)
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The forces battling the Islamic State in Syria will get a boost from the U.S. Special Forces troops that President Obama has decided to send there.

Friday's announcement marks the first American ground involvement in the combat inside Syria, although the administration says this will not be a combat deployment.

Will the few dozen American troops be enough to make a difference?

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' president Jane Harman joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to weigh in.

Guest

  • Jane Harman, former Congresswoman and president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

This segment aired on November 2, 2015.

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