More U.S. advisers, French arms pour into Iraq

August 13, 2014 1:31 PM

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More U.S. advisers, French arms pour into Iraq

The Obama administration's decision to send 130 additional advisers to northern Iraq to explore evacuation of thousands of refugees under siege by Islamic militants comes amid increased military involvement by the U.S. and other nations.

"This is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in announcing the additional advisers Tuesday. The U.S. already had about 300 advisers in country.

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