Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Boots on the ground: Elite US troops to fight ISIS in Iraq

The United States is deploying "specialized" troops in Iraq to fight the Islamic State group (ISIS), including by leading raids against the jihadists over the border in Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

Speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, the Pentagon chief said that a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" was being deployed in Iraq to help Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces battle ISIS.  

"American special operators bring a unique suite of capabilities that make them force multipliers," Carter said. "Where we find further opportunity to leverage such capability, we are prepared to expand it." (READ MORE)