Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Pentagon: U.S. could keep anti-Islamic State presence in Iraq after Mosul falls - UPI reports: "U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the United States could maintain a presence in Iraq after the Islamic State is defeated in the battle for Mosul. Speaking from the Pentagon during a press briefing, Carter said the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Daesh and ISIL, could remain a threat to Iraqi and regional security even after it is removed from power in Iraq's second-largest city and the militant Islamist group's stronghold in Iraq: Mosul. Carter said the decision to keep a residual U.S. military presence in Iraq would be up to the Iraqi government and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi."

Comment: I can't help wonder how long the U.S. will keep a military presence in Iraq? 

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