U.S. to Deploy Airborne Troops to Iraq

News Brief — March 16, 2020

US soldiers clear rubble at the Ain al-Asad military airbase in Anbar province after an Iranian missile strike. Click to enlarge

While the world is distracted by the escalating coronavirus scare, America is getting sucked into an escalating conflict in Iraq. Years after its military was supposed to have officially left.
Following a string of assaults on U.S. military bases in Iraq, Pentagon insiders have revealed plans to deploy elements of 101st Airborne Division to the country.
The announcement comes after a barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad on Saturday. Five people were wounded in the attack, including three U.S. military personnel and two Iraqi soldiers.
Saturday’s rocket attack came after rockets struck Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, last Wednesday, killing a British medic and two U.S. soldiers. A pickup truck with makeshift missile launchers in the back was used to carry out the attack.
The month before Iranian missiles struck the U.S. Al Assad Airbase in Iraq, injuring more than 100 U.S. military personnel. Although none were critically injured, the Iranian strike was seen as retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian General Suleimani.
In other words, instead of withdrawing the U.S. is consolidating its military foothold in Iraq in the face of rising opposition.
This is not what Trump had promised during his election campaign. Remember, he had pledged to reduce U.S. military commitments overseas, to “stop the endless wars” and bring U.S. troops home.
It hasn’t happened. Instead Trump is doing quite the opposite and the media is helping him get away with this deception as the 101st’s new deployment is getting minimal media coverage. Ed.

One response to “U.S. to Deploy Airborne Troops to Iraq”

  1. The dregs of the US forces go into the 101st airborne
    They are despised even in the USA for their crimes.Winston Churchill said
    ” kill one man you are a murderer, kill a million and you are a hero”
    The USA committed terrible crimes in Iraq, but you aint seen nothing yet….