Some U.S. troops may be needed on ground in Iraq: retiring Army chief




 
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Some U.S. troops may be needed on ground in Iraq: retiring Army chief
 
August 13th, 2015  
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Some U.S. troops may be needed on ground in Iraq: retiring Army chief
By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State rebels is at a stalemate and if the U.S. military does not see progress in the coming months it should consider putting support troops on the ground with Iraqi forces, Army General Ray Odierno said on Wednesday. Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, backed the current strategy against Islamic State, telling his last Pentagon news conference that while U.S. troops could defeat the militants, they could not solve the broader political and economic problems besetting Iraq and Syria.




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