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Retiring Army Chief: Some US Troops May Be Needed on Ground in Iraq

The fight against Islamic State rebels is at a stalemate, and if the U.S. military does not see progress in the coming months it should consider putting support troops on the ground with Iraqi forces, Army General Ray Odierno said  Wednesday. Odierno, the outgoing Army chief of staff, backed the current strategy against Islamic State, saying at his last Pentagon news conference that while U.S. troops could defeat the militants, they could not solve the broader political and economic...

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