Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hagel:US May Need to Send Some Troops to Iraq; Says It Would Help to Push IS Out of That Nation

Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a CNN interview on January 30 that the U.S. may need to send its ground troops back into Iraq, in order to push the Islamic State (IS) terror group out of that country, the Christian Post website reports today (February 1, 2015).

"I think it (driving out Islamic State terrorists) may require a forward deployment of some troops ... to help air strikes," Hagel said on CNN.

General Martin Dempsey -- the highest-ranking U.S. military officer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- also told Congress earlier that American troops could be required in Iraq to defeat the Islamic State.

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) -- an al-Qaeda offshoot that seeks to establish an Islamic emirate -- has gained control of about one third of the territory in both Iraq and Syria.

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