Pentagon Officials Say They’ll Bolster Special Operations Force in Iraq

December 2, 2015 1:52 AM

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The secretary of defense, Ashton B. Carter, said the Obama administration was deploying a special force to fight against the Islamic State.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will expand its Special Operations force in Iraq as part of a ramped-up war effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter told a House hearing on Tuesday.

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