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Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces
Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

The Pentagon is considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle against Islamic State militants, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer. American ground troops may have to help Iraqi forces if they move to recapture critical areas, including Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Sunni extremists,  Dempsey told a congressional hearing Thursday. “I’m not predicting at this point that I would recommend that those forces in Mosul and along the border would need to be accompanied by U.S. forces, but we’re certainly considering it,” he told the House...

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