The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammo and grenades in northern Syria on Sunday, a senior defense official told Fox News, representing the Pentagon’s shift from training rebel fighters to equipping them. Coming just two days after the Defense Department announced it was effectively ending its current training program, the airdrop delivery was made Sunday by four C-17 transport aircraft. The 112 pallets contained ammunition for M-16s and AK-47s.
The military lead training mission was an utter disaster. But it should be noted that the “black” CIA led training mission was pretty successful, producing a fairly large number of troops. It’s just not politically convenient to be supporting them.