U.S. Footprint in Iraq–Should It Grow? by Stephanie Sanok Kostro
General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently noted that Iraqi military operations to retake Ramadi—a critical Sunni city in Anbar province that fell to ISIS forces in May—were gaining momentum. He also reported that security conditions do not require additional U.S. forces, despite suggestions from Congress that up to 10,000 more U.S. troops are necessary to defeat ISIS in Iraq. General Dempsey is correct.
Back to the Front by Patrick Garvey
Many Americans are skeptical about our nation’s ability to build partner forces successfully. Last December, Congress authorized a mission to build the capabilities of moderate Syrian fighters.