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Washington redeployed Marine Corps to Iraqi military base

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Washington sent a marines unit to Iraq. We are talking about the military personnel of the 26th Expeditionary Force, which is part of the 5th fleet US Navy. The 5th Fleet defines the Persian Gulf, the Red and Arabian Seas, and the Indian Ocean as its area of ​​responsibility. Information about the sending of US Marines to Iraq was announced by the press service of the US Central Command in the Middle East - CENTCOM.


Washington redeployed Marine Corps to Iraqi military base

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Earlier, the Pentagon stated that the United States would limit itself to the transfer of American special forces to Iraq in the number of "no more than a hundred people." According to representatives of the main military department of the United States, these soldiers will provide instructor support to the Iraqi army. However, it is now becoming clear that the American contingent in Iraq will definitely not be limited to a hundred soldiers.

TV channel CNN reports that the Pentagon is deploying a military base in the Iraqi city of Mahmur. Several long-range artillery guns have already been transferred to the base. In addition, the material of the American correspondents said that the base already has about two hundred US Marines. According to the channel, on Saturday in the area of ​​Makhmur, one US Marine man died as a result of shelling, which was carried out by militants of the so-called Islamic State. At the moment, the Pentagon, according to a CNN correspondent, "is preparing a formal announcement about the creation of a US military base in Iraq - in the Makhmura area."
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  1. Finches
    Finches 21 March 2016 07: 10
    +12
    They defend their oil there, and not want to fight against IS! Wells are being guarded ... let them tell their inhabitants about the anti-terrorist operation of the glorious, courageous, selfless defenders of the weak and oppressed in fantastic films like "Saving Private Rain". laughing
    1. gergi
      gergi 21 March 2016 07: 47
      0
      Films like "Kill Private Ivanov" are now more popular among pen.do.sovs. Hollywood dreamers got excited.
      1. cniza
        cniza 21 March 2016 08: 00
        +3
        They are plotting something, they need an endless, sluggish current conflict, then the US economy will stay afloat.
        1. Signore Tomato
          Signore Tomato 21 March 2016 08: 45
          +1
          Quote: cniza
          They are plotting something, they need an endless, sluggish current conflict, then the US economy will stay afloat.


          Moreover, it is desirable in an increasing number of countries. The best thing for the USA is the new World War ... The USA bosses dream of it.
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    2. Deniska999
      Deniska999 21 March 2016 08: 36
      +1
      Preparing for the summer offensive on Mosul. It is quite logical.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 21 March 2016 07: 17
    +5
    Yes Yes. There are no better fighters on the empty plateau than the marines.
    1. chikenous59
      chikenous59 21 March 2016 07: 36
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Yes Yes. There are no better fighters on the empty plateau than the marines.

      Marine Corps in the United States, the concept is slightly different than in Russia)
      1. Signore Tomato
        Signore Tomato 21 March 2016 08: 48
        0
        Quote: chikenous59
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Yes Yes. There are no better fighters on the empty plateau than the marines.

        Marine Corps in the United States, the concept is slightly different than in Russia)



        Even in the names of their troops, the Pendos manage to lie.
        1. chikenous59
          chikenous59 21 March 2016 10: 07
          0
          Quote: Signor Tomato
          Even in the names of their troops, the Pendos manage to lie.

          Below is our compatriot Aleksandr72 revealed my thought in more detail.

          The United States Marine Corps (Eng. United States Marine Corps, USMC, US Marines), which is an important component of the country's armed forces, is in constant combat readiness and is used by the US military-political leadership as a strike detachment. It is subordinate to the United States Naval Department. Under US laws, of all the military branches, only the marines can be used by the president to carry out any mission without Congress approval.
        2. Cat man null
          Cat man null 21 March 2016 12: 08
          0
          Quote: Signor Tomato
          Even in the names of their troops, the Pendos manage to lie.

          (In confidence): they still have armored cavalry there belay

          Such as in the picture .. here I’m not lying, here's her .. wink
  3. Dam
    Dam 21 March 2016 07: 39
    +2
    They will be buried there. This land has seen many invaders. All finished the same
  4. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 21 March 2016 07: 41
    +1
    Where the US Army appears, peaceful people begin to die, for Americans there is no such thing as selfless help.
  5. gergi
    gergi 21 March 2016 07: 44
    0
    This is to be expected. Another occupied country. Here with Syria, the bummer and in the Crimea were wiped out. It seems that the process of wiping will only increase.
  6. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 21 March 2016 07: 51
    +8
    In my opinion, the Marine Corps was transferred to Iraq for this reason:
    The United States Marine Corps (Eng. United States Marine Corps, USMC, US Marines), which is an important component of the country's armed forces, is in constant combat readiness and is used by the US military-political leadership as a strike detachment. It is subordinate to the United States Naval Department. Under US laws, of all the military branches, only the marines can be used by the president to carry out any mission without Congress approval.

    As for the combat effectiveness of the current American Marines, they demonstrated it with brilliance at the Battle of Khafji. Let me remind you that there was a coalition on the one hand consisting of the troops of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United States Marine Corps (moreover, reconnaissance units with a traditionally higher level of training), on the other hand - part of the Republican Guard of Iraq (with T-62 tanks). The outcome of the battle was decided only by a massive bombing assault strike by American aircraft, because the allies could not only dislodge the Iraqis from Ras al-Khafji, but even simply stop the tank attack. The result of the battle:
    At the Battle of Khafji, coalition forces lost dozens of people killed: about 18 people lost the Saudi army, about 11 - the American, 2 tanks and about 6 armored vehicles were destroyed, the Iraqi squad lost 32 people killed (according to another estimate - over 200 killed (this no comment!), 35 wounded, 30 units of armored vehicles were destroyed, several hundred soldiers were captured.

    This is all the official data of the coalition command, that is, the United States.
    I was always touched by the American statistics of losses: accurately calculated by the enemy (even if the battlefield remained behind this very enemy) and always approximately their losses and the losses of allies - note - about 18, about 11 - that is 17,5 or 18,5 people and accordingly 10,5-11,5 US Marines! You can draw your own conclusions.
    But I’m sure that the US Marines will fulfill their main task of protecting the oil above — it’s not without reason that a donkey loaded with gold (in this case, green candy wrappers) will take any city without an assault, and in Iraq idle time to buy the loyalty of the right people. And just business.
    I have the honor.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 21 March 2016 08: 08
      +3
      Thank you Alexander 72. Briefly and intelligibly explained about the US Marine Corps. And I completely agree with the final part.
  7. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 21 March 2016 08: 17
    +2
    Word and deed.
    The US president promised not to send ground troops to the Middle East, but he does.
    The president of Russia is doing what he promises. Therefore, he does not promise anything.
  8. Hooks
    Hooks 21 March 2016 08: 20
    +1
    All the same, the striped ones will not hegemony. It is necessary to demonstrate at least some activity. Let's see how they will save their image.
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 21 March 2016 08: 40
    +1
    Oil and control over its delivery routes (the Persian Gulf) - these are the main components of US interests in the region ... poet and base ... and the marine corps ... and the entire fleet ... The shaken authority (after the success of Russia) needs to be restored to mainly by increasing its presence ...
  10. JonnyT
    JonnyT 21 March 2016 08: 50
    +1
    The city is border. mountain foothill region.
    Long-range artillery will make it possible to control gas and oil fields and infrastructure that are "nearby." Kurds will reliably protect and carry out the orders of the Americans
  11. salad
    salad 21 March 2016 09: 12
    +2
    Isn't this the 5th US fleet that was supposed to approach the coast of Belarus? laughing
  12. cap
    cap 21 March 2016 09: 25
    0
    "We are talking about the servicemen of the 26th Expeditionary Force, which is part of the 5th Fleet of the US Navy. The 5th Fleet defines its area of ​​responsibility in the Persian Gulf, the Red and Arabian Seas, and the Indian Ocean."

    And the whole globe is the FSA's area of ​​responsibility. And who determined all this? Funny isn't it?
    It’s probably cool to be the MAJOR OF ALL THE PLANET EARTH laughing
  13. _NortoN_
    _NortoN_ 21 March 2016 12: 19
    0
    themselves are drawn into the conflict slowly, and prophesied to Russia request