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Carter: US is retooling fight against IS

...providing close-air support for Iraqi ground forces with Apache helicopters or other aircraft, and embedding U.S. military advisers with smaller Iraqi units, thus placing the Americans closer to the front lines. That's according to defense officials...
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Syrian MP: Decision to send troops is act of aggression Syria."What has happened to make America realize, after five years, that it should send between 30 and 50 military advisers?" asked Shehadeh, referring to the start of the country's crisis in March 2011 that has since killed more than...
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Only handful of US-trained Syrians fighting IS

...that we need to invade Iraq or Syria, the fact is that we will likely need additional U.S. special forces and military advisers to be successful."Austin said he would not recommend a buffer zone at this time.Christine Wormuth, undersecretary...
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Russian troops already in Syria, Israel says

...Moshe Yaalon told reporters Thursday that the Russian buildup appears to be limited for the time being. He said military advisers, technicians and security guards have arrived in recent days, with the main goal of setting up an air base near...
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Outside editorial: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy out a system by which Abadi can funnel needed arms to Sunni tribal fighters.Third, if Washington is sending military advisers, don't keep them behind the wire, as at present. They should "be closer to the action," where they can call...
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...President Barack Obama walked from the briefing room, where he had just announced plans to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers into Iraq, to the East Room, where he praised retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter's instinctive valor and...
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Obama: US sending military advisers to Iraq

...he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency...the ground in Iraq. The 300 military advisers he announced Thursday would...Iraq.Obama said the U.S, military advisers' role would be to "assess...
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Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...into civil war. Obama said U.S. troops would not return to combat in Iraq but that he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to Iraq.The loss of the Beiji oil refinery, some 155 miles north of Baghdad, would be a devastating symbol of...
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Medal of Honor recipients visit Juneau

...Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Dix also received his Medal of Honor from Johnson, for actions while assigned as military adviser to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in Chau Phu near the Cambodian border. On Jan. 31, 1968 the Viet Cong attacked...
Alaska Digest

...Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Casey is the Army's top officer, serving as the senior military adviser to the Army secretary. Assembly woman removed from post KODIAK - A Kodiak Island Borough assemblywoman has been...


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