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Monday, June 18, 2018

U.S. Says ‘Close Combat Advisors’ Could Battle Jihadists

Washington (AFP) — The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisers into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday. Military leaders warned of a further escalation in their battle against the jihadists just as two branches of the rival Al-Qaeda group called for […]

September 16, 2014

Pentagon Chiefs Warn U.S. Ground Troops May Be Needed In Iraq

By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military’s top officer, opened the door Tuesday to sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Barack Obama’s repeated vows not to do so. Dempsey, who chairs the Joint Chiefs, repeatedly told the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

September 16, 2014