Jordan Reluctant To Host U.S.-led Syria Rebel Training - Officials

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

Jordan Reluctant To Host U.S.-led Syria Rebel Training - Officials

Jordan Reluctant To Host U.S.-led Syria Rebel Training - Officials
Replay video
Up next

News grim in Syria's humanitarian crisis

Unlock your personal NFL Now stream by signing in to NFL.com

Jordan Reluctant To Host U.S.-led Syria Rebel Training - Officials

by Wochit 0:53 mins

Jordan Reluctant To Host U.S.-led Syria Rebel Training - Officials

by Wochit 0:53 mins

U.S. officials said Jordan, where the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction program. Jordan's reticence, confirmed by four U.S. officials, is a potentially serious setback for President Barack Obama’s proposed $500 million initiative, announced in June, to train and arm moderate rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups. It could signal a larger challenge in finding suitable nations willing to host the U.S.-led training at a time of heightened tensions across much of the Middle East.

More From

Syria Crisis

Other Space

  1. 27:05

    Other Space Episode 1: Into the Great Beyond...Beyond

  2. 25:20

    Other Space Episode 2: Getting to Know You

  3. 25:51

    Other Space Episode 3: The Death of A.R.T.

  4. 25:46

    Other Space Episode 4: Ted Talks

  5. 26:44

    Other Space Episode 5: Trouble's Brewing

  6. 27:02

    Other Space Episode 6: Powerless