Few Good Men: U.S. Says Iraqi Recruits in Short Supply

June 17, 2015 7:51 PM

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Few Good Men: U.S. Says Iraqi Recruits in Short Supply

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told members of Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. is having a tough time finding credible and capable allies to fight in both Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. had originally planned to train 24,000 Iraqi Security Forces at four sites by this fall, but they have only received enough recruits to train about 7,000, and another 2,000 counterterrorism personnel, Carter told members of the House Armed Services Committee.

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