Don’t let yourself be distracted by the media’s obsession with the horse race of Presidential Election politics, we still have the pressing threat of ISIS and our troops fighting them in Iraq!
Recently it was revealed that we already have more troops in Iraq than we previously thought. With 5,000 troops currently in Iraq, far more than the official total of 3,870.
Now there is speculation that even more troops could soon be headed to Iraq to shore up our forces there, and expanding our role in the fight against ISIS, officials said the next big objective is to retake the critical Iraqi city of Mosul.
| Obama could decide on greater troop presence in Iraq soon: general
Reuters March 30, 2015
By Gary Cameron
WASHINGTON D.C. – The extra troops would bolster the capabilities of Iraqi forces preparing for a major offensive against the Islamic State militant group in Mosul, U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing.
U.S. and Iraqi military officials have been discussing a plan to retake Mosul, which fell to Islamic State in June 2014, and how U.S. forces could support their efforts, Dunford said.
“Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks,” Dunford said. “I brought it to the secretary (Defense Secretary Ash Carter). The secretary will engage with the president.”
Don’t forget about our troops on the front lines! With 15,000 troops over in Iraq & Afghanistan, with more on the way, it’s just as important as ever to continue supporting our troops!