U.S. To Deploy More Troops To Iraq In Never-Ending War
Welcome to Iraq, the war that never ends.
According to NBC News the U.S. will be deploying 560 more troops to Iraq bring the total number of U.S. servicemen to around 4,600.
The U.S. will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq within the next few weeks, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.
Carter made the announcement during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, saying the troops will deploy for infrastructure and logistical support at Qayara airfield south of Mosul. The troops have already received their warning orders to deploy.
Iraqi forces recaptured the strategically-located base on Saturday from ISIS. The airfield could prove a critical asset in the impending operation to wrest Mosul from ISIS’ grip.