Dempsey: US shouldn’t deploy troops to "stiffen spine" of Iraqis

The top US general told Congress on Wednesday he would not recommend regularly deploying small numbers of American troops to the front lines with Iraqis just to “stiffen” their spines, despite the Iraqi army’s collapse in battles against Islamic State. “If their spine is not stiffened by the threat of ISIL and their way of life, nothing we do will stiffen their spine,” said General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, using an acronym for Islamic State.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *