New Obama Mid-East Policy Triumph: Pentagon ends effort to train Syrian rebels after they defect to Jihadis

“…The goal was to develop a force that could tackle the Islamic State fighters who have seized control of large parts of Syria.

The effort has been a thorough failure, as officials have conceded.

Just 125 fighters — originally envisioned to be a force of 5,400 — were trained before the Pentagon put the effort on hold last month.”