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Carter: 101 Airborne Division to be sent to Iraq

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The 101 Airborne Division of the US Armed Forces will be sent to assist the Iraqi government forces, reports RIA News statement by Pentagon head Ashton Carter.




“Last week I visited the base at Fort Campbell, the headquarters of the 101 airborne division. They will be the next unit to travel to Iraq as a whole, ”
Carter told CNN.

"The main task of the US military will be to assist the Iraqi forces in conducting a military operation against the DAISH (IG)," he said.

“We are looking for new opportunities (to combat IS). But we are not going to replace the local forces, the administration and the police. But to search for these new opportunities, we sent some special forces ... They find those (local) forces that want to fight Daesh, ”said Carter.

Commenting on the statement of the head of the Pentagon, Chairman of the Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov noted that Carter’s words are more like a PR action.

“The land operation, which is being talked about now, is still an operation mostly on a PR-political plan,” said Pushkov.

“Why, instead of acting and training this division, does Ashton Carter mobilize military transport planes, first speak publicly about this to the whole world?” Americans need to seize the initiative in the Middle East, because Syria is the place where it is decided who will be the leader of the modern world ",
added the deputy.
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  1. milann
    milann 25 January 2016 09: 53
    16
    Understanding that ISIS is coming the final Tryndets, the states are striving to preserve the territories on which new gangs of Ishilovites can form.
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 25 January 2016 09: 58
      11
      Americans need to seize the initiative in the Middle East, because Syria is the place to decide who will be the leader of the modern world, ”

      And here I completely agree with Pushkov, all the activity of mattresses in the Middle East is connected with this. hi
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 January 2016 10: 12
        +4
        Late, although the United States does not recognize this and simply does not understand.
      2. domokl
        domokl 25 January 2016 11: 06
        +7
        belay US airtrups do not have the 91 division ... 101 I have ... So the racers will fight in the new elite division laughing
        1. bort4145
          bort4145 25 January 2016 11: 20
          +3
          All this pretentious fuss of the Americans with the imminent dispatch of ground troops to Syria reminds me of how they "fought" during the Second World War - a disgrace.
    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 25 January 2016 09: 58
      14
      Quote: milann
      the states strive to preserve the territories on which new gangs of Ishilovites can form.

      How are they going to save? Phantom units? "91st US Airborne Division" There is no! laughing
      Most likely, this refers to the 101st VDD. She's just at Fort Campbell based.
      1. Doctor Evil
        Doctor Evil 25 January 2016 10: 11
        +5
        In the message of RIA Novosti there are no division numbers at all. Other sources suggest sending 101st. Creativity laughing
        1. avt
          avt 25 January 2016 10: 35
          +3
          Quote: Doctor Evil
          RIA Novosti reports no division numbers at all

          what 91st landing! ?? Did you miss something in life? To admit, I have not been interested in such details for a long time - what and under what number they have there.
        2. domokl
          domokl 25 January 2016 12: 37
          0
          Quote: Doctor Evil
          In the message of RIA Novosti there are no division numbers at all.

          Huh ... I’ve done easier. I just opened Carter’s statement and that’s it. Translation comp calmly does.
      2. milann
        milann 25 January 2016 10: 14
        +1
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Most likely, I mean the 101-I VDD

        And what does it change - feel free to ask ...
        1. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 25 January 2016 10: 22
          11
          Quote: milann
          And what does it change - feel free to ask ...

          Such blunders undermine the credibility of the rest of the information contained in the article. If the authors crawled into the division number, where is the guarantee that the rest is stated correctly?
          If the clock struck thirteen times, then this not only means that the thirteenth strike was incorrect. It raises doubts about the fidelity of each of the first twelve blows.

          Moreover, the USA is not the USSR or the Russian Federation. They have only 2 landing divisions: 82-z and 101st.
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 25 January 2016 10: 57
            +4
            But in terms of numbers, their division is equal to our two or three.
            1. domokl
              domokl 25 January 2016 12: 40
              +2
              Quote: Sergej1972
              But in terms of numbers, their division is equal to our two or three.

              8 regiments, three or four battalions, an air wing and helicopter squadrons. The power is serious.
        2. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 25 January 2016 11: 01
          +4
          Quote: milann
          And what does it change - feel free to ask ...

          And feel free to ask. smile My opinion is that the States will not send one of the most efficient formations there. They will stir up again with some "coalition forces" so that allies the vassals for them dragged the chestnuts out of the fire.
      3. 79807420129
        79807420129 25 January 2016 10: 19
        +8
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Most likely, this refers to the 101st VDD.
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        So it’s the 101st article in the article, it’s just a mistake, just mattresses want to remove Assad by any means, for which these games with ground operations began and all these negotiations in Geneva are a waste of time, mattresses want to get their piece of cake as in 1945. hi
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 25 January 2016 13: 46
          +2
          Quote: 79807420129
          So it’s the 101st article in the article, it’s just a mistake, just mattresses want to remove Assad by any means, for which these games with ground operations began and all these negotiations in Geneva are a waste of time, mattresses want to get their piece of cake as in 1945.

          laughing Yes, they are not going to dismiss ISIS, but apparently the Iraqi authorities are getting out of control, for 13 years they have been doing Mumu in Afghanistan and the only good thing was agriculture. As these airborne vehicles begin to be blown up by land mines - they will close again at the bases and bomb the tractors, hospitals, weddings and city infrastructure with drones stupidly
      4. Ze Kot
        Ze Kot 25 January 2016 10: 58
        +1
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: milann
        the states strive to preserve the territories on which new gangs of Ishilovites can form.

        How are they going to save? Phantom units? "91st US Airborne Division" There is no! laughing
        Most likely, this refers to the 101st VDD. She's just at Fort Campbell based.



        Last week they talked about the 101st. And on this about the 91st steel ...
        1. kil 31
          kil 31 25 January 2016 11: 26
          +1
          These freaks.
      5. bhdir1946
        bhdir1946 25 January 2016 13: 39
        +2
        Current membership
        Admiral Michael Mullen Chairman, US Navy
        General James Cartwright Vice President, United States Marine Corps
        General George Casey US Army Chief of Staff
        Admiral Gary Rudgehead US Navy Chief of Staff
        General Michael Mosley US Air Force Chief of Staff
        General James Conway U.S. Marine Corps Commandant





        Regular army (488,94 thousand people):
        - 3 army headquarters,
        - 4 headquarters of the corps (including 1 airborne),
        - 2 headquarters of training divisions;
        - 10 divisions: 2 armored, 4 mechanized (of various composition), 2 light infantry, airborne and air assault; 11 depart. brigades: 6 artillery and 5 army aviation; 3 armored cavalry regiments; 10 anti-aircraft missile divisions; separate infantry battalion.

        National Guard (351,35 thousand people):
        - 8 divisions (3 mechanized, 3 medium, light infantry, armored),
        - 15 brigades (7 infantry, 5 mechanized, armored, armored cavalry, light infantry),
        - 17 headquarters of artillery brigades, armored cavalry regiment, infantry battalion,
        - 42 artillery divisions,
        - 32 battalions of army aviation,
        - 40 engineering battalions,
        - 11 anti-aircraft missile divisions.

        Reserve (324,1 thousand people):
        - 12 training divisions,
        - 13 regional commands.

        Special Operations Command (20 thousand people):
        - 5 groups of special operations (3 battalions of "green berets" each),
        - 1 regiment of rangers,
        - 1 air regiment of special operations,
        - parts of psychological operations and relations with the civil administration.

        Armament:
        - 5 M200 Abrams tanks,
        - 6 719 BMP "Bradley",
        - over 16 armored personnel carriers,
        - over 1500 towed guns,
        - over 2 self-propelled howitzers,
        - 830 MLRS,
        - over 2000 mortars,
        - over 27 anti-tank systems,
        - over several air defense systems,
        - over 5267 aircraft
        - 2700 helicopters.

        Air Force: (379,5 thousand people),
        - sv. 1500 combat aircraft.

        Navy: (376 thousand people)

        Marine Corps (as part of the Navy): (175,35 thousand people),
        - 4 divisions,
        - 4 MTO groups.
        as I recall, 82VShD; 101VDD
    3. Korney84
      Korney84 25 January 2016 10: 11
      +1
      Who is waiting for them there ?! Iraq against the contingent of the SGA in its territory!
    4. Dembel77
      Dembel77 25 January 2016 10: 12
      +4
      The Americans took deep roots in the Middle East and they will not be able to uproot them from there soon. Voluntarily, naturally they won’t leave. There is confirmation of this.
      The Pentagon clearly sees the Geneva meeting as a waste of time. As the Times reported, US troops are already rebuilding a former agricultural airfield in northeastern Syria into an airbase. It will be located a few kilometers from the Syrian border with Turkey and Iraq. The runway of the airfield has been increased from 700 to 1315 meters, which allows medium military transport aircraft to land. The fact that the site for the American base was chosen with the direct participation of Turkey is evidenced by the statement of its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He announced that his country "will not tolerate Russian formations along the territory stretching from the border with Iraq to the Mediterranean Sea." Judging by Erdogan's tone, these Syrian lands in Ankara are already being considered as future property, which the Americans will help them get. The elite 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to Iraq in the near future. The head of the Pentagon substantiated its redeployment to a "hot spot" with pathos: "joining the battle against ISIS."

      Under the "roof" of the inter-Syrian negotiations that have not yet begun in Geneva, Washington, just in case, is not publicly preparing for the partition of Syria and Iraq. And this is a reality that Russian and US diplomats will have to reckon with.
      Will there be a breakthrough in the upcoming inter-Syrian talks in Geneva - we will see, but I think that the United States of America and Iraq will not be left alone.
    5. Maxom75
      Maxom75 25 January 2016 10: 39
      0
      rather, it is just necessary for the whole world to show that there is nothing good in the world without the participation of the USA and the USA will always defeat evil, even if others have already defeated it. Banal envy of other people's victories.
    6. redeemer
      redeemer 25 January 2016 11: 16
      +1
      and more precisely, America needs to maintain control over the places of oil production and transportation.
  2. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 25 January 2016 09: 53
    +1
    Let's see how the "free and sovereign Iraq" will react to this in connection with the statement not to admit the foreign contingent.
    1. milann
      milann 25 January 2016 09: 57
      +3
      Iraq has already reacted. The Iraqi Foreign Minister said that they would not allow any foreign troops into their territory.
      1. Vladimyrych
        Vladimyrych 25 January 2016 09: 59
        +6
        And do you believe that? belay
      2. Gavril
        Gavril 25 January 2016 10: 16
        +3
        they just forgot to ask permission laughing
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 25 January 2016 10: 02
      10
      Quote: Vladimir
      Let's see how "free and sovereign Iraq" will react to this in connection with this

      Well, how Iraq reacted could be seen in the photographs in this article. hi
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 25 January 2016 10: 26
        +1
        They allowed themselves a Turk
  3. prabiz
    prabiz 25 January 2016 09: 58
    +2
    The fight against terrorism in Iraq will be waged only “by the hands of Iraqi forces”, without foreign interference, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, who attended the Ministerial meeting of the First Arab-Indian Forum on Sunday in the capital of Bahrain, Manama, told reporters.
    1. Beaver
      Beaver 25 January 2016 10: 13
      0
      Quote: prabiz
      The fight against terrorism in Iraq will be waged only "by the hands of Iraqi forces"

      some special forces ... They find those (local) forces that want to fight with Daesh, ”Carter said.

      I do not see the contradictions. laughing Apparently, the American word "special forces" is a synonym for the Russian "military enlistment office", but otherwise everything fits together. laughing
      PS Or maybe "who want to fight with Daesh" means "who want to fight together with DAISH "? repeat
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 25 January 2016 10: 16
      +4
      Well, Iraq said the same thing about the Turkish Base, but the Base still stands today, it has even been strengthened and expanded through helipads.
  4. HAM
    HAM 25 January 2016 09: 58
    0
    "SECOND FRONT" -remix .... belay
  5. Oldwiser
    Oldwiser 25 January 2016 09: 59
    +1
    Obamka is no longer in business - he says one thing ("that our ground forces will not suffer losses in the guerrilla war of militants in Iraq and Syria"), and his minister is broadcasting the exact opposite - that "there will be a ground operation." They have cognitive dissonance there along the way.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 25 January 2016 12: 01
      +1
      “Not a single American soldier’s boot will set foot on Syrian soil”B.Kh. Obama, December 2015. However, soon, speaking with the annual message to Congress, he announced the need to change the strategy in the fight against the “Islamic State”. “If this convocation of Congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a signal to our troops and the world, you must finally authorize the use of military force against IS"He said on January 13th.
  6. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 25 January 2016 10: 00
    +1
    As always, the most important thing is to crow in time, and there at least do not dawn.
  7. Leprekon
    Leprekon 25 January 2016 10: 06
    +3
    To be afraid of the freaks that will not be included in the list of "winners". That is why such activity.
    1. amirbek
      amirbek 25 January 2016 11: 55
      0
      in one word "mating games of pink hippos"
  8. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 25 January 2016 10: 12
    -1
    And then this division will return back to S-17 in boxes covered with a striped rag
  9. vkl-47
    vkl-47 25 January 2016 10: 13
    0
    the second front is 2. everything’s ready. to punt in the end and say that only exceptional won
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 25 January 2016 10: 28
      0
      Nothing is ready there yet - the Caliphate is still more alive than all the living, in Syria the main attacks against the rebels
  10. The black
    The black 25 January 2016 10: 13
    +3
    Something Barak rushed to the winds. One division simply cannot stupidly change the situation.
    It is impossible to get her out in a couple of months, pretending to be a joke.
    Direct participation in the war with losses and without a hint of victory is simply to give the Republicans victory in the presidential election in advance ...
    Either Obama's roof was blown off, or he agreed with the "caliph" Abu Bakr that he would quickly surrender and Obamko all in white and all of them a winner ...
    Both options are unlikely
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 25 January 2016 10: 38
      +3
      Quote: Black
      Something Barak rushed to the winds.

      Lame duck and it’s not like that - he has nothing to lose. Especially when he is told from all sides that something needs to be done.
      For the preparation of the ground forces of the moderate opposition to fight "banned groups in Russia"(c) failed. The use of Kurds to fight the Islamists is impossible without the supply of weapons to them, and this will cause hysteria in Ankara. The air operation met with problems: in Syria, the Russian Aerospace Forces joined it, which have a different priority of goals and do not see subtle differences moderate, slightly moderate, probably moderate and immoderate opposition - and they bomb everyone equally until the bombed ones begin to cooperate with Assad.
      The Iraqi army itself, trained by the United States, repeats the fate of the ARVN after the Yankees left. In fact, the militia and the IRGC are fighting instead. And if they succeed in the failure of the regular army, then this will be a slap in the face for the United States.
      And Iraq itself is looking more and more north and east ...
      Quote: Black
      It is impossible to get her out in a couple of months, pretending to be a joke.

      And these are the problems of the next president. You look, he will receive the Nobel Peace Prize - "for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq". smile
  11. SibRUS
    SibRUS 25 January 2016 10: 25
    0
    Iraq and Syria did not invite them. Therefore, this is idle talk in the face of new realities that the RF has changed.
  12. rus-5819
    rus-5819 25 January 2016 10: 30
    0
    The main task of the US military will be to assist the Iraqi forces in conducting a military operation against Daesh (IS) "

    Yes Yes! As always, they will back up the local "cannon fodder" with a powerful shoulder, and then they will declare to the whole world: "We plowed and won" ...
    “We are looking for new opportunities (to combat IS). But we are not going to replace the local forces, administration and police. But to search for these new opportunities, we sent some special forces ... They find those (local) forceswho want to fight with Daesh, ”said Carter.

    And for the search you need a whole airborne division, "advisers and instructors" are not enough?
  13. Crucian
    Crucian 25 January 2016 10: 30
    0
    Iraq has already stated (several articles below on the news) that there are enough government forces to fight terrorists. I think the amers will not be allowed and right. Stop them stirring up water in the anti-terrorist campaign. Let the wedding processions and excavators stop bombing - that’s the best they can do ... And the main thing is not to interfere with Syria, Iraq, Russia and others like them to beat terrorists ...
    1. bhdir1946
      bhdir1946 25 January 2016 13: 48
      +1
      Politics - "girl of easy virtue." Many statements will end up like this, "how much more cunning and faster one of the parties will be".
  14. Gavril
    Gavril 25 January 2016 10: 32
    0
    As they say, we will see. Che something bad is happening in the Middle East. When there is such a heap of small ker who knows who, few will be able to come out the winner ...
  15. afdjhbn67
    afdjhbn67 25 January 2016 10: 35
    +1
    Syria is the place where it is decided who will be the leader of the modern world, ”the deputy added.

    So simple ?? But what about the power of the economy, army, navy, the presence of allies ??
    They got the talkers ..
  16. Lawrence
    Lawrence 25 January 2016 11: 04
    +1
    This means carpet bombing and the death of civilians .... Otherwise, the United States cannot.
    1. bhdir1946
      bhdir1946 25 January 2016 13: 53
      0
      The war is feminine, but this lady has a terrible face and bitter consequences. If we comprehend the expression "War is the continuation of politics by other, violent means," then we must understand who owes these tragedies.
  17. gg.na
    gg.na 25 January 2016 11: 09
    0
    here is pa-ah-ah-ahhhhhhhhhhhhh damn! am I had their crest and their divisions put together! angry
  18. Rostislav
    Rostislav 25 January 2016 11: 10
    0
    Let's see how "free and sovereign Iraq" will react to this

    And who will ask him? The Turks asked when their tanks were sent to them? States will not ask.
    But it is necessary to prevent them from entering Iraq. That's where the puzzle is for Lavrov.
  19. BARKHAN
    BARKHAN 25 January 2016 11: 14
    +1
    If only for a moment to find out the long-term plans of our and the American leadership ... Then certain actions and attempts would become clearer. There should be a minimum task and a maximum task.
    If, for example, the United States needs just a desert with an oil pipe sticking out of sand, these are one actions; if you need your military-political presence in a prosperous democratic region, these are other actions.
    Our plans are also interesting.
    Politico-military presence?
    Control over the region?
    Oil control?
    Intervene in US affairs?
    Testing and running-in weapons and l \ s?
    Building the image of the Russian Federation?
    Create a new pole of influence in politics?
    Moreover, different items can be combined in any combination.
    What am I doing all this for? It’s just nice to know in advance that you are building a toilet or a mausoleum ... Here people don’t know how to relate to certain actions of our leadership. And this applies both to politics and to economy.
    I would very much like clarity in the plans for the future.
    1. APS
      APS 25 January 2016 11: 40
      0
      It’s a very serious game and no one wants to reveal their further moves and that’s right! As the saying goes, a chatterbox is a godsend for the enemy!
  20. varov14
    varov14 25 January 2016 12: 33
    0
    However, amery, what altruists, Iraqis - we can handle it ourselves, and you have a whole division on your side to help. And what kind of help - "But to find these new opportunities, we sent some special forces forces ... They find those (local) forces that want to fight ISIS," Carter said. in front of the Iraqi "Wishlist" (I would write it more rudely, but again a remark), and behind the American special forces with machine guns, so as not to back away. Again, some forces, just a division.
  21. carabiner sks
    carabiner sks 25 January 2016 12: 36
    0
    Prior to this, it was said that the 101 VDD would be deployed in Syria, and Iraq would be against any foreign troops in general. Some kind of inconsistency, however. Yes, the 91 VDD in the USA seems to be no.
  22. Alex ..
    Alex .. 25 January 2016 13: 36
    -2
    If America continues to send its most trained troops around the world, Mexico will soon conquer them. winked
  23. beer-youk
    beer-youk 25 January 2016 16: 21
    0
    Something vaguely resembles 1944, namely, Hitler is clearly a khan, the USSR will smash it, but where is the gesheft? So it is here. ISIS - a very thick polar fox, and us?
  24. aviator1913
    aviator1913 25 January 2016 16: 58
    0
    Even after our attempts to bombardment, the territory of IS remained practically unchanged. In 2015, they lost part of the territory in northeastern Syria, where they are pressed by the Kurds. However, in clashes with Assad and the "Opposition" in the face of any rabble, their size only grew, they took away new regions in the west.

    Therefore, to defeat Isil, the ground force of the 101 division will play a good role.

    You’re burying BABAKHOV from DAISH early, 44 hasn’t smell like a year yet, these bastards still do not think to die and disappear, and Assad and the company are too weak. I think the Kurds and the 101 division will squeeze the broads from the east, we will help Assad to maintain his position.

    After such a war, the territories occupied by the Islamic State are likely to become a new Sunni country, and Western Syria and Assad will remain alone, well, at least I hope so.

    Here is a clear picture: (The yellow is that the IG lost during the 2015 year, the dark red acquired territories)