Don’t Let Baghdad Veto ISIS Fight

Yesterday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that “specialized expeditionary targeting forces” would be sent to Iraq. Translated into plain English, this apparently means that a Joint Special Operations Task Force will be sent to Erbil, in the Kurdish north, to launch regular raids on ISIS “high-level targets” in Iraq and Syria. This was a good idea when I suggested it in November 2014, and it remains a good idea today; the only mystery is why it took a year to implement this step.

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  • tom_billesley

    Just say that they’re going to Kurdistan.
    That’ll piss off both Turkey and Iraq.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      And Iran as well. The Kurds have a presence in the northwest and they have no love for the Shiite theocracy.

  • The Butterfly

    Barack Obama promised to end the Iraq war. Now he’s sending boots on the ground again and also invading Syria. Nice.