What Are Those 1,600 (So Far) U.S. Military Advisers Doing In Iraq (So Far)

September 16, 2014 1:40 AM

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What Are Those 1,600 (So Far) U.S. Military Advisers Doing In Iraq (So Far)

President Obama ordered U.S. military reinforcements to Iraq last week. The additional 475 troops will push the total helping the Iraqis battle jihadist militants to about 1,600. That’s 1% of the 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq in 2008, at the peak of the U.S. deployment for the 2003-2011 war.

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