As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq.It's reasonable to wonder if, after sending a division headquarters, sending an entire division would be such a stretch.
Officials have not identified the division that will deploy — the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.
An official announcement is expected in the coming days. But Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently confirmed the Army “will send another division headquarters to Iraq to control what we’re doing there, a small headquarters.”
It’s unclear how many soldiers will be sent, or how long they will deploy. Division headquarters average between 100 and 500 soldiers and deploy for one year.
Here's a comment from my West Point mailing list, which I received permission to repost here:
Yes, but since they will not be wearing any boots, then it doesn't really count...and besides, even if they are wearing boots, they will not be touching the ground...even if they touch the ground, it will all be good as long as they don't cross any red lines...The president's an idiot. His sole capability is fundraising, at everything else he's an abject failure. Can anyone believe a word he says?