ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:
U.S. troops are trying to clarify their mission in Syria. President Trump has been criticized for relocating some troops, which made it easier for Turkey to attack Kurds in northern Syria a month ago. Those Kurds have been a key U.S. ally in fighting ISIS. NPR's Jane Arraf visited U.S. troops in Syria today.
JANE ARRAF, BYLINE: Hi there.
SHAPIRO: So the military flew you to a couple locations. You're in a helicopter today. What did troops tell you about what their mission is right now?