Mission Creep: U.S. Has 1,000 Troops on the Ground in Syria

President Trump told columnist Michael Goodwin of the New York Post last week: “We’re not going into Syria. Our policy hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria.” But the U.S. is already in Syria. The Pentagon has roughly 1,000 boots on the ground in Syria advising rebel forces and fighting the Islamic State — maybe more.…