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Four U.S. Senators Tell Obama To Give Up the Syria Train-and-Equip Program

Oct. 3, 2015 (EIRNS)—Four U.S. Senators, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a letter, yesterday, addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and CIA Director John Brennan, calling on them to give up on the entire Syria train-and-equip program, "this failed initiative," as they call it.

"The Syria Train and Equip Program goes beyond simply being an inefficient use of taxpayer dollars. As many of us initially warned, it is now aiding the very forces we aim to defeat,"

they write.

"We ask that you cease the Syria Train and Equip Program and look for alternative ways forward."