Expected US Troop Boost In Iraq Won't Satisfy Critics
The White House is looking to increase the U.S.'s troop deployment in Iraq to revamp Iraqi military training efforts.By Sebastian Martinez | June 10, 2015
But it's not the coup some lawmakers were looking for — the additional troops will be used to further boost training of the Iraqi military.
"We need more troops on the ground, we need forward air controllers, we're just referring to airstrikes: did you know that 75 percent of those combat missions return to base without having fired a weapon?" Senator John McCain told CBS's "Face the Nation."