Four years on from the US withdrawal from Iraq, the arrival of fresh combat troops reinforces the largest American ground force in the Middle East as the White House considers a ground offensive against the jihadists.
(ANTIMEDIA) The United States government is sanctioning the deployment of over 4,000 ground troops to be stationed in Kuwait immediately. The brigade, which will be equipped with tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, will be the largest U.S. ground troop force currently stationed in the Middle East. It appears the armed service men and women are being sent overseas to engage in combat missions against ISIS.
The soldiers, who are from Fort Carson, Colorado’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, had their deployment ceremony just two days after President Obama sent his authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) to Congress.
“We’re no strangers to deployment,” according to Col. Greg Sierra, the brigade’s commander. “We are absolutely ready for this mission.”
Colonel Sierra stated that his force has been training for this mission for over a year and “are prepared for any contingency.”
The U.S. military has had a brigade stationed in Kuwait since 2011 and are currently utilizing those troops to assist in training allied forces meant to oppose the Islamic State, better known as ISIS.