FAST FIVE: Top US General Denies Plans To Leave 1,000 Troops In Syria
It's not clear from Dunford's statement where the “incorrect” aspect of the new report, which came out of a Wall Street Journal, exists.
That report suggested that the 1,000 figure was not yet finalized, but was being discussed.
Dunford's comments didn't include any details on what is actually being discussed, but just that nothing was finalized.
This could mean the calls for more troops, doubtless coming from administration hawks, aren't the slam dunk the Wall Street Journal is presenting them as.
Either way, it seems certain discussions are ongoing, as the 400 figure was based on assumptions of Western European troops staying as well, and so far the US has failed to convince any of those countries to do that. .