September 26, 2014 9:06 am -


WASHINGTON — In an escalation of American re-engagement in Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday deployed the first division headquarters unit to the war-torn country since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. About 200 soldiers from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division headquarters, based at Fort Riley, Kan., will bring to almost 1,400 the number of troops…


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6 responses to Mission Creep: Pentagon Deploys Headquarters Unit To Iraq

  1. Skydog2 September 26th, 2014 at 9:12 am

    We’ve already gone from “no boots on the ground” to “some boots” to this.

  2. mea_mark September 26th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Will somebody please order these non-combat personnel some tennis shoes.

  3. Spirit of America September 26th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    This isn’t ‘mission creep’ per se (mission creep is where more troops are sent in in dribbles because of unexpected need), it’s mission on schedule. You’ll see more ‘small’ increments as winter goes by. It is to assuage the Saudi’s who threatened not to do anything unless certain things & time tables were met.

  4. Maxx44 September 26th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    …and I won’t come in your mouth.

  5. edmeyer_able September 26th, 2014 at 11:28 am

    The thing to remember is that the mission is to “degrade and destroy isis” so no this isn’t MISSION CREEP.
    Obama will do what he thinks is necessary in increments as the mission progresses.

  6. juicyfruityyy September 26th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Iraq is a mess.