Tester statement on President’s decision to send more Americans to Iraq

(U.S. Senate) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after President Obama announced he will send up to 450 more American military trainers to support Iraqi forces against ISIS:

“America possesses the greatest fighting force the world has ever known, but we can’t put the Middle East back together by ourselves. Committing more American lives and billions of dollars to Iraq while failing to take care of veterans when they return from war threatens the America that our kids and grandkids will inherit.”

There are approximately 3,000 American troops currently serving in Iraq.