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ndsu iraqi forces began a massive push to retake the city of ramadi from islamic state the united states tuesday reassessing its options but not its strategy the collapse of the iraqi armed forces in ramadi sewing deep doubts in the pentagon as to whether the u. s. trained iraqis will ever be up to the fight those doubts voice publicly by defense secretary ash carter over the weekend forcing a reassurance call the baghdad from vice president joe biden but tuesday the u. s. military brass sticking to their guns telling reporters the iraqi forces displayed low morale poor leadership and a lack of communication phil stewart covers the pentagon for reuters all these factors added to the idea of the iraqi simply were unable to fight an unwilling to fight , save the suny city , and that raises big questions about the u. s. strategy going forward the campaign to retake the capital of anbar province seventy miles from baghdad is being laid on the ground by shiite forces and militias sparking worries of sectarian strife in the heavily sunni city but sending in u. s. ground forces has been categorically ruled out by president obama with united states can do within the primers president barack obama has set out is do things around the edges to try and increase the iraqi will to fight that could mean everything from getting the more weapons to %HESITATION changing certain types of training to greece and communications , the pentagon has announced it will double a shipment of anti tank rockets to two thousand trying to counter the powerful suicide truck bombs that gave islamic state in edge intake in ramadi , pentagon planners must also weigh whether to step up airstrikes despite u. s. fears of civilian casualties in the densely packed