The U.S troops are at a greater risk than most America realize, we are still leaving in that belief of being the most powerful nation in the world, hence we are immune to all dangers; that is deception. Our troops face imminent threat out there, and the recent case of ISIL trying to mustard gas on them tells it all.
The battle against ISIL is a frightening unknown for the troops since the use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas and bombs are a risk. There are also other dangers because the terrorist are not easy to identify and they reside within our American culture. It is difficult to flush out the enemy and anticipate where ISIL may strike next.
Many U.S. troops in Iraq are in much greater danger than most Americans realize. A U.S. base in Iraq was hit by a rocket carrying mustard gas. Furthermore, 3 U.S. troops were killed recently fighting ISIL. Our troops in the Middle East face dangerous risks - risks as great as they did during the Iraq War.
Yes, after ISIL attempted to use mustard gas on U.S. troops, I believe that the United States armed forces are at greater risk than most Americans realize. There is an unfortunate disconnect between the ground force fighting against ISIL involving the United States armed forces. The fighting that is being done on the ground is incredibly dangerous and the U.S. troops are at risk as they fight ISIL.