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Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged Wednesday that the U.S. will fall far short of its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi recruits by this fall, telling Congress the effort has been slowed by a "lack of trainees." Carter told the House Armed Services Committee they've only gotten enough recruits to train about 7,000 Iraqi security forces, plus 2,000 counterterrorism service personnel. "We simply haven't received enough recruits," Carter said.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Uh...you do understand the article is about the IRAQI military, right?
Like....the U.S. military isn't trying to recruit 24,000 Iraqis to put on a "US Navy" name tape.
originally posted by: peskyhumans
Okay I read that article completely wrong. I thought they needed to recruit more people for the Iraq war.
Mods please delete this thread. Thanks.
I have to ask why is our country recruiting people in another country to fight for that country? Does the United States need to teach Iraqi's how to wipe their asses, as well? You can understand my point of confusion...
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: 200Plus
I think the west does have a duty to help the iraqis. We helped create ISIS and frankly should be doing more to get rid of them.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
While I don't agree with it, service members lose their rights when they sign up.
So you can't really make that stance when it comes to being in the military.