Obama plans to double US force in Iraq

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 1:28am by admin

Obama plans to double US force in Iraq

President Obama authorized Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday to send up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the force the United States has built up since June to fight the Islamic State militants who control much of Iraq …
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Canadian Armed Forces name operating bases in Iraq after slain soldiers

Two Canadian Armed Forces operating bases in Iraq will be named after two Canadian soldiers who were killed in violent attacks last month. The Department of National Defence announced Monday that the bases will be named after Warrant Officer Patrice …
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Islamic state crisis: US troops sent into Iraq's Anbar

The US has deployed 50 troops to an air base in Iraq's troubled Anbar province to help in the fight against Islamic State (IS). A Pentagon spokesman said the troops would examine site facilities and prepare support for Iraqi forces. The deployment is …
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