Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby is “”confident that the legal protections that are needed will be in place” to ensure troops will fall under U.S. military jurisdiction while in Iraq.
Andy Andrews, father of Army 2nd. Lt. Darryn Andrews, testified Wednesday to a joint House subcomittee that his son was killed during battle while on a mission to locate Bergdahl.
The effects of sequestration are becoming real.
The secret military operation is the first time any individual has been captured since the attack on the American diplomatic mission in September 2012
Just 16 percent would support new boots on the ground.
“The personnel will provide assistance to the Department of State in connection with the temporary relocation of some staff from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad,” the White House said.
The move “provides the commander-in-chief additional options to protect American citizens and interests in Iraq, should he choose to use them.”
As violence has increased in the last week a number of major Northern Iraqi cities have been captured by al-Qaeda linked militant groups.
The Army says that once Bergdahl completes his reintegration process, the military will “continue its comprehensive review into the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity.”
The Pentagon continues to use U.S. drone and manned surveillance flights in the Northeastern region of Nigeria.