Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units, (Y.P.G), stand guard next to American armored vehicles at the Syria-Turkey border, Apri, 2017. (Youssef Rabie Youssef/EPA)
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Watch | Pentagon Holds Orwellian Briefing On Syria: “Over 4000 Troops… No, Sorry… Just 500…”

Though the DoD has long stuck to its official “503 U.S. troops, which mostly covers special operations units”, it appears that not even the usually tame and docile Pentagon press pool is buying this.