Now dont get me wrong I am not knocking the bravery of our Dutch, British, or Canadian allies but where is the rest of NATO and the 7500 troops commanders have been asking for? It has again become up to us to supply 3,200+ Marines to help out. It is a good thing the Marines are starting to draw down in Iraq. Over at ThreatsWatch Steve Schippert asks a very good question is it a matter of military skill or political will that prevents our allies from doing more. We have some of our NATO partners that will not allow their troops into combat roles or combat roles that are not aggresive enough. Please read and follow the article that it links to as well it is worth the time.
U.S.M.C reinforcing NATO