TROOPS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TROOPS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Would you send your child to fight in Iraq? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186695-82/iraq-send-blew-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186695-82/iraq-send-blew-child.html.csp">Letter: Would you send your child to fight in Iraq?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:58:41.902-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Does Mr. Adamson (“Obama blew it in pulling troops from Iraq,” July 11) have a son or daughter he would like to send to Iraq to fight the Islamist terrorists? I doubt it! Therefore, I rest my case. Ric Hammond Holladay</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58186695@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:41 MDT Ukrainian troops push pro-Russian rebels out of stronghold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152526-68/slovyansk-rebels-donetsk-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58152526-68/slovyansk-rebels-donetsk-troops.html.csp">Ukrainian troops push pro-Russian rebels out of stronghold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DMITRY LOVETSKY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and YURAS KARMANAU</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T19:35:01.653-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Slovyansk, Ukraine • Ukrainian troops forced pro-Russian insurgents out of a key stronghold in the country’s embattled east on Saturday, a significant success that suggested the government may finally be making gains in a months-long battle against a spreading separatist insurgency. As rebels fled from Slovyansk, vowing to regroup elsewhere and fight on, President Petro Poroshenko hailed the recapture of the city as “the start of a turning point” in a battle that has claimed more than 400 lives...</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> 58152526@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:35:01 MDT Top general: No Iraq assault unless U.S. threatened http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147557-68/iraq-dempsey-troops-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147557-68/iraq-dempsey-troops-military.html.csp">Top general: No Iraq assault unless U.S. threatened</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="2014-07-03T17:57:58.112-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. is not close to launching a military assault against an Iraqi insurgent group but “may get to that point” if the militants become a threat to the American homeland, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey told Pentagon reporters that he does not, at this point, believe the U.S. needs to send in an “industrial strength” force with a mountain of supplies to bolster the Iraqi troops as they battle the fast-moving Islamic State of Iraq and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581475572014-07-03T17:57:58.112-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T17:57:58.112-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147557@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:57:58 MDT Obama sending 300 more troops to Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134316-68/iraq-baghdad-security-embassy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134316-68/iraq-baghdad-security-embassy.html.csp">Obama sending 300 more troops to Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T20:58:35.111-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 08:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. is sending an additional 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday. That raises the total U.S. troop presence in Iraq to approximately 750, the Pentagon said. The State Department, meanwhile, announced that it was temporarily moving an unspecified “small number” of embassy staff in Baghdad to U.S. consulates in the northern city of Irbil and the southern city of B...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581343162014-06-30T20:58:35.111-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T20:58:35.111-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134316@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:58:35 MDT Iraq launches push for militant-held city http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126764-68/tikrit-iraq-troops-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58126764-68/tikrit-iraq-troops-government.html.csp">Iraq launches push for militant-held city</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T20:43:43.052-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 08:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • The Iraqi government launched its biggest push yet to wrest back ground lost to Sunni militants as soldiers backed by tanks and helicopter gunships began an offensive Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit. There were conflicting reports as to how far the military advanced in its initial thrust toward Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Residents said militants were still in control of the city by nightfall, while Iraqi officials said troops had reached the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267642014-06-28T20:43:43.052-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T20:43:43.052-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58126764@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:43:43 MDT Putin backs Ukrainian peace plan but puts troops on combat alert http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098736-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098736-68/russian-ukraine-military-russia.html.csp">Putin backs Ukrainian peace plan but puts troops on combat alert</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID McHUGH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T20:55:01.966-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kiev, Ukraine • Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed support Saturday for Ukraine’s unilateral cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and appealed to both sides to halt all military operations. But he warned that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s blueprint for peace would not be viable without action to start peace negotiations. The qualified Russian backing for Poroshenko’s effort to halt the conflict was another in a series of shifting Kremlin moves and statements...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580987362014-06-21T20:55:01.966-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T20:55:01.966-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58098736@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:55:01 MDT Letter: Don’t bash Obama for Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094957-82/iraq-obama-president-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094957-82/iraq-obama-president-troops.html.csp">Letter: Don’t bash Obama for Iraq</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T17:24:01.691-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is extremely disappointing that most, if not all, of our state’s Republican representatives in Congress are again resorting to fabrication and deception to assail the character and competence of President Barack Obama. They falsely assert that President Obama was responsible for the premature withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, which consequently has resulted in the disastrous and dreadful conditions now confronting Iraq and the world. The actual fact is that President George W. Bush in Dece...</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> 58094957@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:24:01 MDT Mercury News: No U.S. troops to Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094165-82/iraq-isis-troops-drama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58094165-82/iraq-isis-troops-drama.html.csp">Mercury News: No U.S. troops to Iraq</a></h4>