Middle East Strategy Task Force Deputy Director Jessica Ashooh joins Voice of America to discuss the US decision to send special operations forces into Syria to combat ISIS:

Still, some analysts say the decision to send a small group of special operations forces into Syria shows the U.S. strategy may be on the right track.

“I think the Pentagon has learned and the administration has learned the hard way that it’s really hard to be effective with proxy forces if you’re not actually there with them,” said Jessica Ashooh at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, an international affairs research group.

Still, Ashooh called the potential payoff “good but not enormous.”

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