The Pentagon said Tuesday it had suspended bringing moderate rebels from Syria to participate in its troubled train-and-equip program in Turkey and Jordan.

The training mission, aimed at readying rebels to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, has come under fire after it got off to a disastrous start, leaving defense officials scrambling to salvage some iteration of the $500 million program.

Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the entire program was “under review,” though US forces are still recruiting for the program. […]