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Carter: "I expect" that the American contingent in Iraq will increase

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The US military contingent in Iraq may be increased, reports RIA News the message of the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter.


Carter: "I expect" that the American contingent in Iraq will increase


“I expect that the number of military instructors will increase, as well as the variety of training programs,” Carter told reporters.

According to him, “the main goal of the instructors will be to train an even greater number of Iraqi military and police to participate in special operations against the militants.”

As the Washington Post noted, “such a decision could be linked to the recent successful campaign to free the militant group of the radical group of the IG of the Iraqi city of Ramadi in the province of Anbar.”

Today, Carter will take part in the meeting of ministers of defense of the countries of the Western coalition, which will be held in Paris.
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  1. seti
    seti 20 January 2016 10: 33 New
    +4
    Looks like they smelled fried and realize that Iraq is slowly but surely floating away. Therefore, such an expected reaction.
    1. The black
      The black 20 January 2016 10: 37 New
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      Yes, I think that it’s just worth waiting for the escalation of the conflict ... there is such a pattern - where the American instructor appeared, the conflict immediately flares up ....
      1. Tra-ta-ta
        Tra-ta-ta 20 January 2016 11: 12 New
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        I think it’s just worth the wait for the escalation of the conflict ..
        Everything is according to the old scheme: to prepare in Iraq, give weapons, loot, and send ... to Syria ...
  2. Lanista
    Lanista 20 January 2016 10: 38 New
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    As the Washington Post noted, “such a decision could be linked to the recent successful campaign to free the militant group of the radical group of the IG of the Iraqi city of Ramadi in the province of Anbar.”


    That is, Iraqi meat cleared the site for them, now you can safely place your, hmm, military personnel there. So a logical question arises: have they ever tried to fight WITHOUT a native contingent?
    1. The black
      The black 20 January 2016 10: 41 New
      +3
      It is unlikely .... they even in the civil war on both sides the Indians fought .... smile
  3. Woodman
    Woodman 20 January 2016 10: 38 New
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    “I expect that the number of military instructors will increase, as well as the variety of training programs,” Carter told reporters.


    It seems that they are not going to ask the opinion of the Iraqi leadership, they decide whether they need to increase or not ...
    1. gg.na
      gg.na 20 January 2016 11: 22 New
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      Quote: Lesovik
      that they are not going to ask the opinion of the Iraqi leadership, they decide whether they need to increase or not ...

      This is their usual pancake miscarriage as usual! lol
      1. WUA 518
        WUA 518 20 January 2016 11: 47 New
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        Quote: gg.na
        This is their usual pancake miscarriage as usual!

        Actually, the narcissism inherent in the Anglo-Saxons and, as a result of it, intellectual narrow-mindedness do not give them the opportunity to use other people's experience and knowledge even if they wish. This quality is inherent in all Western civilization, which, according to N. Ya. Danilevsky, “sees everything in itself, and he doesn’t want to know anything outside himself. ” But among the Anglo-Saxons this is especially pronounced.
        And as a result, if in Western countries, as a rule, there are two stories: ideological and more or less real, then in the USA there is only one story. And therefore, not only the American lieutenant or captain, but also the army general is firmly convinced that it was the American army that won, for example, World War II and that it is the best in the world.
        And with such holy confidence in one's own “invincibility” and infallibility - why look for mistakes in oneself, study someone else’s combat experience?
        In short, it’s not a sin to quote the Russian consul in New York in 1898 again, V. A. Teplov: “The usual self-conceit of Americans continues to be kept at a level that is far from being consistent with the achieved result.”
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 January 2016 11: 41 New
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    The increase in American instructors will not change the situation in Iraq. Maybe it's time for the Americans to clean up the DUMS they have scattered after themselves? The whole world was put on the brink of a serious war, and from them "water off a duck's back." Should there be a limit?
  5. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 20 January 2016 11: 50 New
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    Americans understand only power. Until their soldiers begin to be killed in packs in Iraq, they will constantly poke their disgusting hairy snout in all Iraqi affairs. And until they get a good snout on this snout, and more than once, they won’t realize that it’s time to get out of the region.
  6. alone
    alone 20 January 2016 12: 41 New
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    Quite expected news. Someone here in other discussions claimed that Iraq would call for help from the RF Armed Forces. Iraq will never do that. Because Iraq is controlled by US puppets.