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With at least 15 targeted airstrikes so far, the U.S. military has “helped check the advance of ISIL forces” near Erbil – but the gains are just temporary, said Lt. General William Mayville, the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“We assess that U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq have slowed ISIL's operational tempo and temporarily disrupted their advances toward the province of Erbil. However, these strikes are unlikely to affect ISIL's overall capabilities or its operations in other areas of Iraq and Syria,” Mayville told a news conference on Monday.
a reply to: LeatherNLace
You know, he is right. The US airstrikes, alone, will not have much affect. But airstrikes and intelligence gathering should be the upper limit of the US involvement. Where is the rest of the world at? If they aren't going to chip in and make this a "coalition" effort Then let the entire region burn. The US is not the worlds police.
Sounds like they're "setting up" for ground invasions ?