The nation’s top military officer says it’s possible U.S. troops may edge closer to the battlefield with Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. told reporters Sunday that he would make recommendations to President Obama after discussions with top U.S. commanders in Iraq and Iraqi officials.

“I’m prepared to recommend a level of accompaniment that will allow us to be successful,” said Dunford, according to DoD News. “But I want to wait for the Iraqis to tell us…what they believe is right for them.” […]