A task force within the U.S. military has been sent to Jordan in order to help the country prepare for an influx of Syrian refugees due to the mounting conflict in Syria.
The task force will be based at a Jordanian military training center where it's main focus will be to help Jordanians handle the estimated 18,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border into Jordan.
There has also been discussion among American officials to establish a buffer zone between Jordan and Syria to avoid clashes similar to those between Syria and Turkey.
"We have been working closely with our Jordanian partners on a variety of issues related to Syria for some time now," said George Little, the Pentagon press secretary to the New York Times
The main responsibilities of the task force are helping Jordanian military figure out the logistics of handling the refugees. These logistics include deploying food, water, and latrines to the border of Jordan and Syria.
The current number of refugees entering Jordan has decreased from 3,000 a day to a couple hundred each day.