Task & Purpose: Top US general says the fight in Syria is “important” for security after surprise visit 

Milley believes an “enduring defeat” of ISIS is possible, but didn’t say how far away that is. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, made an unexpected visit to U.S. forces in Syria. 

The top general visited American troops in the country’s northeast to hear from them about how the fight against ISIS is going. The visit also comes after recent attacks on bases housing American soldiers. 

Milley was asked by reporters if the mission in Syria was worth the risk, per Reuters. He directly connected U.S. presence in the country with the nation’s national security. 

“If you think that that’s important, then the answer is ‘Yes,’” he said. ”I happen to think that’s important.” 

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 Top U.S. General Mark Milley Makes A Surprise Visit To Syria  

Syria mission worth the risk, top U.S. general says after rare visit — Reuters

Top US general Mark Milley makes surprise visit to Syria — Al-Monitor

Top US general makes unannounced visit to Syria, reviews mission — Reuters

US Military Commander In Syria Briefed On Anti-IS Operations — MENAFN

Top US general visits troops in Syria — RT