The United States is taking an “extremely hard look” at its strategy in Iraq after Islamic militants captured the town of Ramadi, a top U.S. official said Wednesday.
And he revealed that the U.S. was sending 1,000 anti-tank missile systems to Iraq to help the Iraqi security forces defeat “devastating” suicide car bombs which helped the militants seize the town over the weekend after an 18-month battle.
“You’d have to be delusional not to take something like this and say ‘what went wrong, how do you fix it and how do we correct course to go from here?’,” the official said.
“And that’s exactly what we’re doing. Taking an extremely hard look at it.”
He vowed that the U.S. was determined to help the Iraqi security forces, dealt a punishing blow during the battle for Ramadi, to consolidate and understand what went wrong.
“In terms of taking back Ramadi, we’re going to help the Iraqis do it as soon as possible,” the senior State Department official said, declining to give a specific timeframe.
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