Wait, didn't he "end" the war in Iraq?
Via Free Beacon:
The United States will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to position American advisers at a newly retaken air base that will serve as a staging platform in the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced from Baghdad on Monday.
The soldiers will include engineers and logistics personnel who will work to develop the Qayyarah air base, which is located roughly 40 miles south of the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The additional service members will also assist Iraqi security forces in planning to retake Mosul, the nation’s second largest city.
Carter’s announcement comes three months after Washington said it wound send about 200 additional troops to support Iraqi forces in the Mosul offensive. The new deployment will bring the U.S. troop level in Iraq to 4,647, though that number is likely closer to 6,000 soldiers when counting those on temporary assignments not included in formal military tallies, according to the Washington Post.