Iraq: Some US troops may be needed on ground in Iraq, says retiring Army chief

Published August 14, 2015 by godshope1971

The fight against Islamic State rebels is at a stalemate and if the US military does not see progress in the coming months it should consider putting support troops on the ground with Iraqi forces, Army General Ray Odierno said on Wednesday.

Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, backed the current strategy against Islamic State, telling his last Pentagon news conference that while US troops could defeat the militants, they could not solve the broader political and economic problems besetting Iraq and Syria. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

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