U.S. Deploying New Forces to Fight Islamic State in Iraq

(CNN) Barbara Starr - U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. military will send "a specialized expeditionary targeting force to assist Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces and to put even more pressure on ISIL. These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture ISIL leaders." The force is in addition to the "less than 50" Special Operations forces Obama authorized in October to aid in the fight against ISIS in Syria.

2015-12-02 00:00:00

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