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sending both military equipment, according to existing contracts and humanitarian aid with the planes that head to Syria. >> Reporter: In another setback to the U.S. Led fight against Isis in Syria, the Pentagon lost track of all of the 54 Syrian opposition fighters that it trained. They are either dead, captured or ran away. U.s. Officials admit privately the small force was inserted into Syria in July, immediately attacked by an Al Qaeda affiliate. Their leader was kidnapped. The Pentagon hoped to train
5400 fighters this year. As of may, the Pentagon spent nearly 42 million dollars to train this force out of the 500 million dollars allocated by congress last fall. >> We've been candid that the initial phase of this program did not lift off with the kind of efficiency that we'd hoped, and the secretary's been candid about that. >> Reporter: In addition, the Pentagon inspector general is investigating a complaint by 50 central command intelligence analysts who say assessments were changed by their superiors
to present a rosier picture in how the fight against Isis is actually going. >> I think it's the best thing is to see what the ig investigation which is separate and apart from the secretary's office, see what it comes back with. There are allegations that there are whistle-blowers if they come forward, I think this is obviously a matter for a hearing in the armed services committee. No doubt. >> Reporter: The Pentagon inspector general is
investigating. Mike Morell, the former deputy cia chief said if the reports are true, someone should be fired. Lou? Lou: Jennifer, thank you very much, Jennifer griffin reporting. We're coming right back. Stay with us. >>> The U.S. Warns Russia of a military confrontation. Putin
moves huge Numbers of troops into Syria. We take up Russia's rising power in the middle east with a former director of national intelligence, John negroponte. >>> And these homes near Tokyo
washed away, residents plucked by helicopter from the rooftops. We'll have the latest on the disaster and the evacuation under way tonight.
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