President Barack Obama wipes away tears from his eyes as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, about steps his administration is taking to reduce gun violence. Also on stage are stakeholders, and individuals whose lives have been impacted by the gun violence. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

State Dept Never Heard Of Obama’s ‘No Boots On The Ground’ In Syria

There’s confusion in Washington over the US president’s order to send an extra 250 troops to Syria. Barack Obama had repeatedly pledged to avoid putting boots on the ground – although according to the State Department, that’s not the case.