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Ash Carter Visits Baghdad as U.S. Expands Military Operations in Iraq & Syria

HeadlineApr 18, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Baghdad as the Obama administration prepares to widen its military presence in Syria and Iraq in its fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is preparing to send as many as 200 more special operations forces to assist Syrian rebels, in addition to sending more Army attack helicopters to Iraq.

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