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Obama to Dispatch Military Advisers to Iraq

Friday, June 20, 2014 | Worthy News / World News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– President Obama is preparing to send up to 300 military advisers to aid the Iraqi military.  Along with the 275 Obama announced on Thursday, it could place close to 600 additional U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq.

The president, holding back on more aggressive measures such as airstrikes, addressed the crisis in Iraq and the U.S. response after meeting for hours with his national security team. Speaking in the White House briefing room, he also touched on the controversial topic of whether the U.S. should work with Iran to counter militants next door — saying Iran can play a "constructive role" if they join the U.S. in calling for the Iraqi government to be inclusive, but would worsen the situation if the Shiite regime's only interest is in shoring up fellow Shiite fighters.

The president repeatedly stressed that U.S. combat troops would not engage in the Iraq conflict. "Ultimately, this is something that's going to have to be solved by the Iraqis," Obama said. — Source

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