Wednesday, January 13, 2016

PENTAGON DEADBEAT--Boots on the Ground in Iraq--CC SPECIAL OPS, ASHTON CARTER, MOSUL, RAQQA, ISIS--

US deploys 200 special operations forces to Iraq to fight ISIL: Carter

Press TV - ‎6 hours ago‎
The United States has deployed about 200 special operations forces to Iraq “to work with” the Iraqi military in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, according to US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. "The specialized expeditionary targeting force ...

Special US targeting force 'now in place' in Iraq: US

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON A new U.S. force of special operations troops has arrived in Iraq and is preparing to work with Iraqi forces to go after Islamic State targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter disclosed the deployment in a broad ...

Carter Reveals Special Ops Role in Syria

Washington Free Beacon - ‎9 hours ago‎
In addition to special operations raids, the campaign included “cyber tools,” intelligence activities and provision of equipment and logistics support. ISIS leaders are using Raqqah in Syria and Mosul in Iraq as control points for nearby territories ...

Special US targeting force 'now in place' in Iraq

Brainerd Daily Dispatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
The force is separate from another deployment last year of up to 50 U.S. special operations troops in Syria to coordinate on the ground with U.S.-backed rebels fighting in a civil war raging since 2011. Carter said that smaller group of forces had ...

Elite US targeting force has arrived in Iraq to fight the Islamic State

Washington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
An elite U.S. Special Operations targeting force has arrived in Iraq and will carry out operations against the Islamic State, part of a broader effort in 2016 to strike at the militants and that also includes U.S. Special Operations troops in Syria ...

Elite U.S. force to join Iraq battle against ISIS

Tribune-Review - ‎48 minutes ago‎
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — An elite Special Operations targeting force has arrived in Iraq and will carry out operations against the Islamic State, part of a broader effort in 2016 to strike at the terrorists that also includes Special Operations troops in ...

Pentagon lays out plan to take back Mosul, Raqqa from IS

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Carter announced in December that the U.S. would deploy about 200 special operations forces to Iraq to better capitalize on intelligence and put more pressure on the enemy. “The specialized expeditionary targeting force I announced in December is now ...