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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s blunt remarks Sunday about the Iraqi army not having the will to fight ruffled feathers in Baghdad and Tehran.
Baghdad was shaken by the news that the Iraqi army and police in Ramadi ran away from the advancing forces of the Islamic State group (known also as Daesh).
Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi announced to his parliament Sunday that inspectors had uncovered 50,000 nonexistent soldiers in four divisions of the Iraqi army.
The Iraqi army now has ZERO battalions capable of fighting the insurgency without U.S. support. (The one battle-worthy battalion that the White House was so proud of has been downgraded.)
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Posted on May 28, 2015
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