U.S. to Send More Troops to Iraq in Fight Against ISIS

More than 200 additional U.S. troops will be deployed to Iraq to help support and intensify the fight against ISIS, a move retired four-star General Jack Keane told The Cipher Brief is an “incremental step in the right direction.”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the new troop deployment on Monday, along with the news that the U.S. has authorized the use of Apache helicopters to support Iraqi ground forces in the key campaign to retake the city of Mosul.

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