The Addition of Trainers to Iraq : Background for Congress

Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

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  • Format Books
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.
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    • 1 online resource (6 pages)


  • Discusses Obama Administration authorization for an additional 450 troops to train, advise, and assist the Iraqi Security Forces, in response to recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria in the fight against Islamic State (IS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Outlines Iraq-focused element of the military campaign against IS, and reviews strategic-level challenges.


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