Top U.S. general mulls sending advisers with Iraqi ground troops

November 13, 2014 9:56 PM

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Top U.S. general mulls sending advisers with Iraqi ground troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general told lawmakers on Thursday he would consider sending American military advisers to accompany Iraqi troops if they advance against Islamic State militants in the difficult terrain near Mosul and the Iraqi border with Syria.

Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a congressional hearing that he had not decided if such a recommendation would be necessary.

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