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6,500 Coalition Troops in Iraq; US Wants More

Seventeen coalition member countries have sent more than 6,500 soldiers to Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic State – and the United States is calling for more. “There is a need for that,” Patrick Martin, Iraq analyst for the Institute for the Study of War said. “There is a strong need for additional assistance, particularly with trainers.” The numbers fluctuate, but the latest official numbers show the 6,500 plus troops spread out across four Iraqi bases in Irbil, Taji, Al Asad...

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