President Obama boosts U.S. military level to 600 in Iraq as jihadists overrun the nation

June 20, 2014 3:18 AM

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President Obama boosts U.S. military level to 600 in Iraq as jihadists overrun the nation

Obama ordered 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq, on top of the already 275 troops protecting the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The U.S. might also conduct 'targeted and precise' strikes if new potential targets are identified, the President said.

WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday he’s deploying 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help its beleaguered army beat back the Islamic extremists overrunning the nation.

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