Some Iraqi forces want more training than they can receive due to the need to get them into battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S. military commander said Thursday.

“We’ve gotten to the point now where there’s actually more units wanting to come to the training than there is time on the calendar,” said Army Col. Curtis Buzzard, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division.

“So there’s a prioritization going on, on units that are going to go back into a fight soon, to come to these sites,” said Buzzard, who just returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq. […]