U.S. troops are headed to Kuwait as ISIS propaganda war heats up.
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Stars and Stripes reports more than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team left Colorado for Kuwait last week.
The deployment reveals the Pentagon plans to use tanks and armored vehicles in the war against ISIS, the terrorist army it trained at a secret base in Jordan.
“The unit is Fort Carson’s heaviest force, armed with M1 tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles. Many of its soldiers are veterans of one or more of the brigade’s four combat tours in Iraq,” Stars and Stripes reports.
On Thursday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said U.S. troops will not see combat in Syria and Iraq.
“You have to get the Iraqis and ultimately the Syrian moderate opposition groups up so they can fight the fight on the ground,” she said. “There has to be a fight on the ground. You can’t do this by air. Everybody acknowledges that.”
In November, the last moderate rebel groups fighting against the al-Assad government surrendered to al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda spawned terror group aligned with the Islamic State.
In January 3,000 Free Syria Army fighters defected to ISIS.
Sensationalistic media coverage of alleged ISIS atrocities has resulted in wide support in the United States for military intervention in Syria and Iraq.
“84 percent of Americans consider the Islamic State and international terrorism the most critical threats to American security,” Forbes reports despite the fact the group has not attacked the United States and most domestic attacks foiled are orchestrated by the FBI.