Q&A: Obama’s plan to add troops to Syria to combat ISIS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — President Barack Obama announced plans Monday to send 250 more troops to Syria in an effort to combat Islamic State extremists.

In the above video, Eyewitness News Analyst Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio joins us in studio to discuss the decision. 

Centracchio believes it would be significant if other countries follow our lead.

The general also expressed concern that North Korea is about to test a fifth nuclear missile and the possibility of being able to put a nuke on a submarine. He said the country is looking at more sanctions.

Centracchio also said more base closures could be taking place around the country and discussed whether Newport could be on the list.

centracchioEyewitness News Analyst, Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (ret.) served as Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2005. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Rhode Island Emergency Managment Agency and as Rhode Island Homeland Security Advisor – becoming the first Adjutant General to hold all three positions simultaneously.

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