The United States is deploying troops to Syria on the pattern it used during the 1954-1975 Vietnam War, says Scott Bennet, an American counter-terrorism expert and political analyst.
US officials recently told the Reuters news agency that Washington is planning to significantly increase the number of US special forces deployed to Syria.
“The recent reports that the US is increasing its special forces numbers in Syria should not be a surprise,” said Bennet, a former US army psychological warfare officer.
“It’s a standard pattern of an operational development which the US has followed since Vietnam, and in the Vietnam conflict of course it sent advisers that quickly turned into entire army full battalions and brigades which lasted over ten/fifteen years, and that was the Vietnam conflict,” Bennet told Press TV on Saturday.
“So this is how the US follows its conflict management, or war losing if you will, in some of these protracted efforts that are meaningless. It sends advisers and then it expands eventually over a five year period into a full-scale war,” he added.
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