In intensified Islamic State effort, U.S. to send elite targeting force to Iraq

December 1, 2015 5:37 PM

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The Pentagon will send a new Special Operations force to Iraq to intensify U.S. and Iraqi operations against the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Tuesday.

Carter, providing the House Armed Services Committee an update on President Obama’s plan for countering the extremist group, said the United States was sending “a specialized expeditionary targeting force” to help Iraqi troops and to intensify direct action against the militants there.

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