Saturday, November 8, 2014
Barack Obama doubles US troop levels for war against Isis in Iraq
Barack Obama doubles US troop levels for war against Isis in Iraq | US news | The Guardian
Barack Obama has authorized the doubling of US troop levels in Iraq for the war against Islamic State (Isis) militants, further straining his pledge against “boots on the ground”.
Obama ordered an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq on Friday to bolster the performance of Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Isis in ground combat. The training, the Pentagon said, is expected to last the better part of a year, raising questions about when the Iraqis will be able to wrest territory away from Isis. READ MORE