Dempsey raises specter of more U.S. troops in fight in Iraq

Nov 14, 2014

Dempsey raises specter of more U.S. troops in fight in Iraq

The top U.S. military leader told Congress Thursday that the United States would consider dispatching a modest number of American forces to fight with Iraqi troops as they engage in more complex missions in the campaign against Islamic State militants. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, ...

Oct 31, 2014

General: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq’s Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters ...