US Sending More Soldiers To Fight ISIS In Iraq
The U.S. will increase its efforts against the Islamic State by sending a new special operations targeting force to Iraq.By Bell Johnson | December 1, 2015
As a joint effort with the Iraqi government, the special forces will focus on putting pressure on ISIS while defending Iraq's borders and working together with the country's forces. (Video via U.S. Department of Defense)
In a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the initiative, describing the force as "standing," meaning they would be stationed in Iraq but have the ability to make targeted attacks against ISIS in Syria.