Corker wants answers from White House on Syria deployments


The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has asked the administration for a briefing on its Syria policy to determine if additional authorities are needed as the president sends additional U.S. troops.

The briefing is expected to occur next week, an aide to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

The request for more information on Capitol Hill follows the president's announcement last week that he would send as many as 50 special operations troops to Syria to assist in the fight against the Islamic State. The administration has stressed that these troops will act as advisers and are not conducting a combat mission, yet they acknowledge they may face violence.