Obama to send 300 advisors to Iraq

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WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. is “prepared to take targeted and precise military action” in Iraq and called for leaders there who can “govern with an inclusive agenda.”

The president took a firm stand on the question of returning U.S. troops to battle in the troubled nation.

“American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again,” he said. “We do not have the ability to solve this problem by sending in tens of thousands of troops.”

He said he will send up to 300 advisors to help the Iraqi military but that the situation ultimately must be resolved by Iraqis.

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4 comments

  • Michael

    No troops! Works for me. Hey Guest, read the article. There are no troops there and there will be none. come on man!

  • Ross

    In the early 1960s, elements of the U.S. Army Special Forces and Echo 31 went to South Vietnam as military advisors to train and assist the South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) for impending actions against the North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN). United States Marines also filled a significant role as advisors to Vietnamese forces. Then the fun began…..

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