U.S. commanders are considering whether to put American troops alongside Iraqi forces for a battle to retake Mosul from ISIS militants, the New York Times reports.
As Written By Cathy Burke for Newsmax:
The nation’s top military officer, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who serves as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said talks have begun between U.S. and Iraqi commanders and officials on how to “integrate,” the Times reports.
“It’s fair to say that we will have positions up in the north [of Iraq] that will facilitate supporting Iraqi security forces,” Dunford told reporters in Paris, the Times reports.
The outstanding question is “how can we be more integrated in Mosul,” Dunford said, and whether U.S. advisers and trainers will embed with Iraqi forces at operational headquarters farther from the fight – or with the brigades closer to the fighting, the Times reports.