U.S. Special Forces May Go to Iraq


iraqBarely three days after President Obama said the U.S. would not send troops into combat in Iraq, officials in the White House say special forces may go there.

There are discussions about sending a small number of U.S. troops to assist the Iraqi government with “non-operational training” as Baghdad fights terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).

“The president was very clear that we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq,” a White House spokeswoman said. “That remains the case and he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces.”

On Monday, the White House told Congress that 275 troops will be deployed to protect the American Embassy and other interests in the embattled country. Read more at The Associated Press.

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