The deployment, to aid Iraqis in the looming battle to take back Mosul from the Islamic State, will bring the number of American troops in Iraq to 5,000.
President Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase — which brings the American total to about 5,000 — anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.
The United States is preparing to send an unspecific number of additional troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. That's according to … Click to Continue »
The Pentagon plans to send about 600 additional troops to Iraq to help launch a long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul in coming weeks, the most ambitious operation yet in the two-year military campaign against Islamic State. The es...