Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces wear fake beards after playing the part of ISIS militants during a training exercise in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP/Maya Alleruzzo)

Pentagon Requests $1.8 Training Program To Combat Sectarianism It Fomented

The CIA has a known history of hiring torture experts to train extremists and paramilitary forces to do its dirty work. Next year, it plans to pay for training for Iraqi security forces who have a similar history of human rights violations, hoping to use these forces to further destabilize Syria.