Monday, March 21, 2016

More Marines to Iraq

Insignia of the 26th MEU
So, we're sending more troops to Iraq. It looks like more Marines.

More U.S. military troops are going to Iraq in the aftermath of an Islamic State rocket killing a Marine and seriously injuring others this weekend, the Pentagon said Sunday.
The attack occurred Saturday in the northern Iraq town of Makhmur, roughly 75 miles southeast of the ISIS-stronghold Mosul. The undisclosed number of troops will be a detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and will support Iraqi forces and international ground operations, according to the Pentagon, which issued the announcement for the U.S.-led Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

In case you don't know anything about the USMC, the Marines are the tip of the spear. They aren't there to "support" people. Marines are there to kill bad guys. The motto of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is: "A certain force in an uncertain world."

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