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Conducting U.S. airstrikes in Iraq
would be complicated,
former military officers say

Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/16/2014 10:10:45 PM

The Defense Department has enough forces in the Persian Gulf to conduct airstrikes that would probably prevent Sunni insurgents from marching into Baghdad, but other missions would be far more complex and risk drawing the United States back into an Iraqi civil war, according to retired military commanders. The Pentagon announced that the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock ship, had arrived in the gulf on Monday to join an aircraft carrier, a destroyer and a guided-missile cruiser. Together, the warships carry a large number of fighter jets and search-and-rescue aircraft, along with Tomahawk cruise missiles and other ordnance,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/16/2014 10:26:02 PM     (No. 9888730)

Complicated? ISIS has no air force. U.S. has conducted air operations over Iraq for 20 years. You would think they would be familiar with it by now. The complication would seem to be not knowing who the enemy is: ISIS, Iran, President of Iraq, Iraqi army? Obama withdrew our troops, which was a major error, but he is a traitor. Now there is no easy fix, air strikes or not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/16/2014 10:44:22 PM     (No. 9888748)

It wouldn´t have been if Obama had done it 4 months ago when they were begging him for help.



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