Obama administration sending 100 more advisers to Iraq

August 12, 2014 10:28 PM

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Obama administration sending 100 more advisers to Iraq

The Obama administration is sending more than 100 U.S. advisers into the city of Erbil in the Kurdish region of Iraq to salvage the humanitarian disaster unfolding there, CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin reports.

President Obama previously ordered up to 300 military advisers to Iraq in mid-June to assist Iraqi security forces and assess intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in the region, 250 of whom are now on the ground. But there are no advisers in Erbil, close to where much of the fighting...

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