Tuesday, December 1, 2015

US to Send Special Forces Troops into Iraq,Syria; Due to Congress's Determination to Destroy ISIS

The Pentagon will send a force of special operators to Iraq to assist the government and Kurdish forces in conducting raids and gathering intelligence against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)  group, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee today (December 1, 2015), according to the Washington Examiner website.

The special operators will work with Iraqi troops to build their capacity and their raids will focus on defending Iraq's borders, Carter said.

The troops also will be able to conduct independent raids into Syria, he added.

Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford were summoned before the House Armed Services Committee to answer lawmakers' concerns that the Obama administration's approach to fighting the Islamic State is not aggressive enough.

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