Joseph Votel

CENTCOM Head Visits Syrian Rebel Allies, Concerning Turkey

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel made an unannounced visit to Syria last week to meet with the heads of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a militia fighting the Islamic State largely composed of Kurdish fighters.

Army General Joseph Votel (R), commander of the US Special Operations Command, waits for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Senate Armed Services Committee hears testimony from the head of the US military effort against the Islamic State group in …