U.S. General Against Sending American Troops Back to Iraq

A U.S. Army general who led the war in Iraq until late 2010 said Tuesday that this is not the time to send American troops back there even as the government attempts to regain control of some cities. Gen. Ray Odierno said the U.S. trained the Iraqi security forces and they should be the first line of defense against Islamic militants. "I think it's time for them to step up and see what they can do," Odierno said, "and we have to just wait to see and see if it becomes part of our national security interest to put people on the ground."

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