The U.S. mission in Iraq has stalled at one of five coalition training sites because the central government has not been sending new recruits, according to defense officials.
Baghdad has not identified or sent any new recruits to the Al Asad air base in western Iraq for as many as four to six weeks, defense officials said Monday.
The U.S. is currently training 2,601 Iraqi forces, but none of them are at Al Asad, officials said.
"Al Asad has zero. And Al Asad has had zero now for some time," said one defense official on background.
The stall has prompted U.S. officials, including President Obama, to urge the Iraqi government to speed up its recruitment efforts. The training is a key component of the U.S.-led military effort against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS).
"One of the things that we're still seeing is, in Iraq, places where we've got more training capacity than we have recruits," Obama said Monday after a discussion with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
And Who Brought Bin Laden To Justice?Each time Bush opens his mouth he lies,
except the last sentence where he reveals himself to be w/o self-awareness or human decency.