Skip to content

How Far Can U.S. Go in Iraq, Syria?

Reuters reports that “as America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.”  

“President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials and former officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require greater use of U.S. troops, including tactical air strike spotters or front-line advisers embedded with Iraq forces.”  

“That raises questions over how far Obama can go in the expanding U.S. military power without appearing to violate promises not to drag America into another ground war and highlights different priorities between the White House and Pentagon at the start of what looks to be a long, unpredictable military campaign in Iraq and Syria.”

Recent Stories

As Trump faced trial, key GOP lawmakers aided his public defense

Roberts declines meeting with senators over Supreme Court ethics

‘Major ground operation’: If Biden has a Gaza ‘red line,’ Israel likely has leeway left

At the Races: Calling the cops

Latest Biden, Harris pitch to Black voters slams Trump in crucial battleground

House Ethics forms subpanel to probe Cuellar’s alleged bribery scheme