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WASHINGTON – President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq, more than doubling the number being deployed to help Iraqi forces fight the Islamic State.

 

The president also requested an additional $5.6 billion on Friday for the war against the Islamic State, in part to cover the additional deployments.

 

The decisions reflect a deepening U.S. involvement in the region, though the White House again stressed that U.S. personnel "will not be in combat," but rather training, advising and assisting Iraqi forces near Baghdad and Irbil.

 

Currently, there are about 1,400 U.S. troops in Iraq.

 

The White House troop request comes with a $3.7 billion price tag. Of that, $3.2 billion will go to the Department of Defense while $500 million will go to the State Department.

 

CENTCOM Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel were at the White House on Friday briefing a bipartisan congressional group invited by the president.

 

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hinted at the announcement during an Oct. 30 briefing at the Pentagon.

 

The increased number of troops will allow the U.S. to spread its forces to additional locations across Iraq.

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It's what the GOP has been screaming for. Send a division in and a couple into Syria and we're good to go.

 

Ummm No. FAIL. The only one screaming for troops is King Putt.

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It's what the GOP has been screaming for. Send a division in and a couple into Syria and we're good to go.

 

 

Ummm No. FAIL. The only one screaming for troops is King Putt.

 

Nahhhhhh, No republicans were screaming for more to be done. Fail for you, JimP

 

Republicans urge airstrikes in Syria to defeat ISIS

 

(CNN) -- Republicans in Congress have begun their most forceful push yet in urging President Barack Obama to begin a military campaign into Syria to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

 

"One of the key decisions the President is going to have to make is air power in Syria. We cannot give (ISIS) a base of operations," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said on "Fox News Sunday."

 

For nearly three years, Obama has refused to engage in a complicated civil war in Syria where different factions are fighting each other and attempting to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

 

The President has actively defended his decision to not get involved in the war-torn country. But now that ISIS, which gained prominence and power in Syria, is expanding its scope, the domestic calls for the President to act in Syria are loud.

 

Conservatives pushing for military action dominated the Sunday political talk shows less than one week after an ISIS militant with a British accent beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video of his killing.

 

"I don't want to hear from the President about how he's reacting to events," U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." "I want to hear a strategy how he's going to fend ISIS off."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/politics/republicans-urge-airstrikes-in-syria/

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They have to cover all bases so then they can say Obonga fails no matter what he does.

 

Years of the same threads over and over.

 

Can't wait for Rand Paul to be president.

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So

Should the US do nothing about ISIS?



The US should do something about ISIS. The fact that Obama is making national security decisions based around elections is troubling. Why were the troops pulled out of there in the first place?

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It's what the GOP has been screaming for. Send a division in and a couple into Syria and we're good to go.

 

 

Ummm No. FAIL. The only one screaming for troops is King Putt.

 

Nahhhhhh, No republicans were screaming for more to be done. Fail for you, JimP

 

Republicans urge airstrikes in Syria to defeat ISIS

 

(CNN) -- Republicans in Congress have begun their most forceful push yet in urging President Barack Obama to begin a military campaign into Syria to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

 

"One of the key decisions the President is going to have to make is air power in Syria. We cannot give (ISIS) a base of operations," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said on "Fox News Sunday."

 

For nearly three years, Obama has refused to engage in a complicated civil war in Syria where different factions are fighting each other and attempting to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

 

The President has actively defended his decision to not get involved in the war-torn country. But now that ISIS, which gained prominence and power in Syria, is expanding its scope, the domestic calls for the President to act in Syria are loud.

 

Conservatives pushing for military action dominated the Sunday political talk shows less than one week after an ISIS militant with a British accent beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video of his killing.

 

"I don't want to hear from the President about how he's reacting to events," U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." "I want to hear a strategy how he's going to fend ISIS off."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/24/politics/republicans-urge-airstrikes-in-syria/

 

im all for airstrikes.

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Obonga fails no matter what he does.

 

Help us out of our negativity then, name three things where O has succeeded in furthering the welfare of all Americans.

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Obonga fails no matter what he does.


Help us out of our negativity then, name three things where O has succeeded in furthering the welfare of all Americans.


"Obonga fails no matter what he does" ain't good enough for you?


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Help us out of our negativity then, name three things where O has succeeded in furthering the welfare of all Americans.

 

Is more people on Welfare an acceptable answer?? :p

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