GROUND - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GROUND News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434079-68/ground-iraqi-odierno-target.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434079-68/ground-iraqi-odierno-target.html.csp">General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LOLITA C. BALDOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 04:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Army’s top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American warplanes and drones have hit in Iraq have largely been out in the open and were “clearly identifiable.” Now, he said, the militant fighters are starting to infiltrate the population, and there are reports that t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340792014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T16:47:24.766-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434079@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:47:24 MDT Robinson: Obama may have to send troops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429471-82/obama-islamic-president-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429471-82/obama-islamic-president-state.html.csp">Robinson: Obama may have to send troops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:52:19.189-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that “mission creep” — even if the president resists it — is baked in from the start. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was jarringly candid Tuesday when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the administration’s plan of marshaling an international coalition, with U....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429471@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:19 MDT Kaplan: Obama properly worried about entering dark rooms in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428587-82/obama-forces-president-advisers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58428587-82/obama-forces-president-advisers.html.csp">Kaplan: Obama properly worried about entering dark rooms in Iraq</a></h4>