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Marines set for another tour in Iraq

The First Marine Expeditionary Force, which took part in the invasion of Baghdad in April 2003, is revving up for a return to Iraq, and for some of its forces, a third tour of duty, their commander General John Sattler said. “We are going to train and mentor the Iraqi forces, enable and facilitate, as well as conduct (counter)insurgency operations. The focus will be on how to partner with Iraqi security forces,” said Sattler. The aim is “for us to become more and more distant (…) present to assist but not really present.” Full Story

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