The U.S. is dispatching around 450 additional military instructors to help Iraq’s government recapture Ramadi and Mosul, adding to the approximately 3,500 US military personnel already on the ground. The move seized headlines, but it’s far from a game-changer in the war against ISIS.
Obama’s decision should come as no surprise. The past few weeks have seen increasingly dire headlines about the radical terror group’s advances in the region. With the fall of Palmyra, ISIS now controls over 50% of Syria’s landmass, on top of its gains in Iraq, which includes the recent invasion of Ramadi. Obama is taking a calculated …read more