Local reactions are mixed after President Barack Obama notified the U.S. Congress that up to 275 American Special Forces soldiers could be going to Iraq.
Scott Morrow is from Arkansas and back at home after serving in Iraq.
“I served in Iraq during the draw down in 2009 and 2010,” Morrow said.
Morrow supports the idea of keeping more troops in the region to stabilize the area.
“I’m O.K. with sending troops over there to help them,” Morrow said. “Because when we were over there there’s a big difference between their army and ours. Before we left I could kind I tell they weren’t going to be able to stand by themselves.”
But others disagree, saying the U.S. has given enough troops to the cause.
“I really don’t think we should be sending our troops,” Eric Brown said. “When we have enough problems with our own economy.”
Morrow said if he was back overseas he would need the man power.
“The worse experience is being away from family and friends,” Morrow said. “I believe we need to help out all we can with any country undergoing what Iraq is.”
Morrow served in Iraq for one year. He’s now in the Army National Guard.