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2045, 09 Mar 16

US Captures ISIS Chemical Weapons Expert


BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. special forces captured the head of the Islamic State group’s unit trying to develop chemical weapons in a raid last month in northern Iraq, two senior Iraqi intelligence officials told The Associated Press, the first known major success of Washington’s more aggressive policy of pursuing IS militants on the ground.

The Obama administration launched the new strategy in December, deploying a commando force to Iraq that it said would be dedicated to capturing and killing IS leaders in clandestine operations, as well as generating intelligence leading to more raids.

Of course, I seem to recall being promised no boots on the ground. I guess special forces don’t count.


2045, 09 March 2016


  1. Kevin scheunemann

    So we have boots on ground on Iraq, but let ISIS run amock anyway?

    Dumbest military strategy ever!

  2. old baldy


    Nope, that would have been the cheney/bush invasion of Iraq with no plans for victory or withdrawal.

    And for the rest of the good readers, please detail your experience in the military and your extensive involvement with military strategy.

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