Yesterday Abizaid said the answer was more Iraqi troops but today is sending in more US troops.Stars and Stripes has this as Breaking News…
ARLINGTON, Va. — Gen. John Abizaid has ordered as many as 2,200 Marines into the Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, where fierce fighting has claimed at least 21 U.S. servicemembers this month.
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., will be sent in, according to Marine Capt. Danny Chung, a spokesman for the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla.
The 15th MEU (SOC), part of Expeditionary Strike Group 5 aboard the USS Boxer, USS Dubuque and the USS Comstock, is currently deployed in the Western Pacific Region, according to the unit’s Web site.—–