The Pentagon is just about ready to release the secret name of its mission against the Islamic State group.
The Pentagon has been questioned about the no-name mission in recent weeks since efforts to stem the tide of Ebola in West Africa has a name — Operation United Assistance — but the fight against Islamic State does not. Likewise, with the death of Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears in the Persian Gulf, who bailed from a malfunctioning MS-22 Osprey, reporters wanted to know what mission he died for.
Once the mission against the Islamic State group is officially defined, it will also provide a better mechanism for officials to handle budgeting and award designations, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Iraq on Tuesday. The Islamic State group took responsibility for a car bombing in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, The Associated Press reported.
At least six police officers were killed and 35 others were wounded, AP added.
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