We Have an Update From Biden's Doctor
Biden's 2024 Exit Has Another Weird Development
GOP Rep Scales the 'Sloped Roof' Used by Trump's Would-Be Assassin. Here's What...
Time to Fight
Kamala Harris a 'Bigger Threat' to Down-Ballot Dems Than Biden: NRSC Memo
The Fluffing for Kamala Commences, and Daniel Dale Is Completely Exposed by Rep....
Netanyahu Set to Address Congress This Week, but Biden and Harris Are No-Shows
Republicans and Democrats on Oversight Committee Jointly Call for Cheatle's Resignation
Before Exiting 2024 Race, Biden Announced He Used Taxpayer Dollars to 'Relieve' Student...
Here Was RFK's Response to Biden Dropping Out of the Presidential Race
Poll: Here's How Biden's Fellow Democrats Feel About Him Dropping Out of the...
Kamala Harris Endorsed by Major Pro-Abortion Group
Secret Service Director Tries to Cover Up DEI Priorities
Trump's Forceful Message About Our Hostages in Gaza
Following Biden's 2024 Announcement, Here Are Some Democrats Who Did Not Endorse Kamala...
Tipsheet

Obama Deploying Nearly 600 Troops to Iraq

The U.S. will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.

The additional troops, approved by Barack Obama, will bring the authorized number of American service members serving in Iraq to 4,657.

Advertisement

A center piece for Carter's visit to Baghdad is the possibility of a new offensive in Mosul.  The fight for Mosul was described by one senior defense official ahead of Carter's trip as "the fight for Iraq... the culminating battle." 

“At every step in this campaign, we have generated and seized additional opportunities to hasten ISIL’s lasting defeat,” Carter said, using an acronym for the militant group. “These additional U.S. forces will bring unique capabilities to the campaign and provide critical enabler support to Iraqi forces at a key moment in the fight.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump often criticizes Obama for these tactics.  Releasing battle plans  weeks before projected movements can only benefit enemies of the United States.  

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement