Posted on Dec 17, 2015
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I don't have much to write about this, other than the Iraqis don't want us there in the first place, and the acceptance of this offer would make Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi look bad in the eyes of his followers. With that said, we should clear out of there as soon as the Iraqi army feels like it has everything under control, and never go back.
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BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Iraq's capital Wednesday with an offer to deploy more American troops and new attack helicopters to help the Iraqi army defeat the Islamic State group.

But for now, at least, the Iraqis are passing up that offer.

Specifically, Carter said the U.S. is willing to provide Iraqi army units with close-air support via Apache attack helicopters and also to expand the advise-and-assist mission to include combat advisers at the brigade level. The current mission limits such American advisers to division and headquarters levels.

The Link:
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/12/16/iraq-declines-us-offer-more-troops-attack-helicopters/77420634/
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SFC A.M. Drake
From MilitaryTimes:
Iraq declines U.S. offer of more troops, attack helicopters
Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Baghdad Wednesday with an offer to deploy more American troops and new attack helicoptersto help the IraqArmy defeat the Islamic State but the Iraqi's are passing up that offer for now

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/12/16/iraq-declines-us-offer-more-troops-attack-helicopters/77420634/





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