U. S. troops deployed to Iraq will not have fighting role

(AGI) Tampa, Sept. 17 - Speaking at Centcom headquarters at theMacDill Air Force Base in Florida, President Barack Obamareiterated that the United States commitment to fight IslamicState jihadists in Iraq and in Syria will be restricted to airstrikes. The President added that troops deployed to Iraq willhave a non-fighting role, an idea doubted on Tuesday by theChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey,during a congressional hearing. . .

(AGI) Tampa, Sept. 17 - Speaking at Centcom headquarters at theMacDill Air Force Base in Florida, President Barack Obamareiterated that the United States commitment to fight IslamicState jihadists in Iraq and in Syria will be restricted to airstrikes. The President added that troops deployed to Iraq willhave a non-fighting role, an idea doubted on Tuesday by theChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey,during a congressional hearing. . .