July 20, 2015: U.S. Army soldiers look at a F-16 fighter jet during an official ceremony to receive four of these aircrafts from the U.S., at a military base in Balad, Iraq. (Reuters)
FOX News: US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits
The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions.
“It is a precautionary measure,” a defense official told Fox News, acknowledging the order.
During a briefing Thursday, the Pentagon would not publicly confirm the order but reassured reporters that the military is prepared to handle a chemical attack by ISIS.
WNU Editor: These warnings are prudent. ISIS has used chemical weapons in the past .... a chemical attack on a U.S. base in Iraq would be (in their eyes) a huge propaganda win.