US Will Continue Limited Military Role in Iraq

July 3, 2014 7:05 PM

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US Will Continue Limited Military Role in Iraq

The Pentagon’s top officials say the United States will continue to limit its military support in Iraq to an advisory role, though they do not rule out the prospect of greater involvement if the threat by Islamic insurgents increases.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news briefing Thursday that the U.S. continues to assess the chaotic situation in Iraq.

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