View Full Version : Contradictions In Obama Administrationís Iraq Training Program

06-11-2015, 03:26 PM
The Obama administration just announced that it was sending an additional 450 American soldiers to Iraq to train the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). That came after widespread criticism of Americaís policy in the aftermath of the fall of Ramadi last month. Just beforehand the President mentioned that the U.S. had more training capacity in Iraq then Iraqi soldiers to be trained. The White House has also talked about the effectiveness of those Iraqis that have gone through the process, but then notes that none of them have been committed to battle yet. That might mean the administrationís new announcement was driven by the desire to do something in Iraq after the recent setback rather than being effective.

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