MISSION CREEP

Obama to Order Training for Syria Rebels

President Obama is close to having the U.S. military train “moderate” Syrian rebels, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning. The training program would supplement a small, CIA-led program, which has been underway for a year. The CIA program was covertly authorized by Obama, so U.S. officials won’t discuss it. Obama will signal new support for the rebels during a commencement address at West Point on Wednesday.