Tonight on "The Kelly File," Martha MacCallum said there are growing concerns over President Obama's decision to approve the deployment of up to 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq. 

She said critics are suggesting the president is simply trying to recreate the ultimately successful Iraq surge, but "on the cheap."

Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, told MacCallum "the incremental approach without a strategy doesn't improve the strategy."  

"We clearly don't have the will to see this through and the incremental approach doesn't reinforce for our enemies or our allies that we're in this to ultimately defeat or degrade ISIS," Hegseth stated. 

Hegseth said if this is an attempt of an Iraq surge, "this is a real poor man's surge" and Obama is "just covering over a failed strategy."

National Review editor Rich Lowry weighed in stating that with the U.S. being "friendly to Iran," the Sunni tribes "will be alienated."

"Given the events that we pulled out and have a very insufficient commitment now, why would they trust us again?" Lowry asked. 

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