Monday, 28 March 2016

Pentagon would like to boost U.S. military presence in Iraq to increase fight against IS.

The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future, a top US military official said Friday, March 25, 2016. Pentagon officials have previously mentioned their desire to accelerate the training of Iraqi troops, or to provide logistical support for the Mosul offensive. 
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, fire M249 and M240B machine guns during a battle sight zero range at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, Dec. 2, 2015.
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