President Obama and Department of Defense officials agreed, to send 350 top notch military personnel from its U.S. Central Command’s operations to Baghdad, in response to a security request from the State Department.
Based on this new deployment, the U.S. has a total of 820 military personnel stationed in Iraq to enhance political security. Further, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced, “Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and top White House counter-terrorism adviser Lisa Monaco will travel separately to the Middle East in the near future to help build a stronger region,” said Chris Good , a political reporter for ABC News.
This week, President Obama and Military officials insist U.S. troops will provide security to protect American diplomats, military advisers and civilians; as well as, continue to assist Iraq troops fight ISIS by bombing targeted locations. However, there will be no U.S. combat boots on the ground.
Recently, information gathered from an array of sources by American and European law officials confirms, ISIS militant numbers are increasing due to an influx of male and female foreigners joining from both countries. As a result, these citizens could pose a threat if allowed to return to their previous residence. The new urgency for United States officials is to prevent these folks from returning to destroy our homeland, maim and kill innocent American citizens.
You would think, the sheer brutality and destruction executed by Iraq and Syria militant groups against its own people and homelands - would deter foreigners. As well as, news reports concerning the savage death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, journalist James Foley, journalist Steven Sotloff, and 67 other journalists.
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Wire reporter Jeffrey Sparshott included the following in his article:
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday promised to avenge the murders of Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff, saying the U.S. would follow Islamic State terrorists who beheaded the two Americans “to the gates of hell.”
“When people harm Americans we don’t retreat, we don’t forget,” Mr. Biden said in Portsmouth, N.H. “We take care of those who are grieving and when that’s finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside.
Wonder if American Citizens’ traveling to join ISIS Militant groups to help kill innocent people, think they are exempt from this promise?