Here we go again – sort of.

With no discernable borders between Iraq and Syria, Special Operations is once again being thrown into the breach assisting the Iraqis to gain control of their own homeland. Syria is added into the mix this time, but hopefully, it will be a one off.

It’s the wishful thinking anyway.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced a broad strategy recently during a speech at Fort Campbell where conventional and Special Operations Forces will help Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces retake Mosul – again, and help moderate forces within Syria oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa.