In a bid to support the ensuing fight against the Islamic State, US President Barrack Obama is all set to increase the support staff available at camps and bases. This is going to help Iraqi security forces wage a war against the Islamic State.
Security forces in Iraq do require some amount of back-up or help to counter the militant forces. Armed personnel from the US are to work in tandem with Iraqi armed personnel to bring about peace in the region. The bases and camps are to be still governed by Iraqi forces, While Americans are not supposed to interfere in the Iraqi administration, the extra troops sent by the Obama administration are only meant to be an addition to the forces against the militancy.
But as things stand, a formal proposal to the effect has not been made before the President, so there can be no final decision in this regard for quite some time.
The total number of American forces in Iraq is likely to go up to 3,550. A new base at Anbar province is likely to come into being soon. The province is a stronghold of the Islamic State, so there is a need for considerable American forces in the vicinity.
Officials are busy evaluating the importance of the new base at Anbar in the American context. The US is considering on reducing the number of troops deployed in Iraq. Troops stationed in Anbar may be ordered back. Amidst the strong possibility of limiting American troops in Iraq, there is also the possibility of more troops being required as and when new bases and camps are set up by the Americans.