US Falling Short of Goals to Train Anti-ISIS Fighters

June 17, 2015 8:12 PM

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US Falling Short of Goals to Train Anti-ISIS Fighters

The U.S. military is falling far short of its goal to train Iraqi recruits to fight ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

"Of the 24,000 Iraqi security forces we had originally envisioned training at our four sites by this fall, we've only received enough recruits to be able to train about 7,000, in addition to about 2,000 counter-terrorism service personnel," Carter said. "As I've told Iraqi leaders, while the United ...

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