DoD: 1,000 new trainers could deploy to Middle East

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    This is not going to be a short term effort. It seems to me to be a pretty delicate balancing act – enough assets to conduct a robust training effort plus security for that effort. This 1000 is on top of the 3000 that are in Iraq now. I wish I could say that I am confident of our success though in this effort. Patching together a cohesive and effective force in Syria and Iraq without a really cohesive governing body will be tough to begin with, and it seems like we usually train them to expect a lot of combat support that probably won’t be available to them if we aren’t around, and finally- given our disappearing act 3 years ago, I don’t think that we are going to have a lot of credibility for a while.

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