U.S. Sends Additional Military Advisers to Iraq

Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:45am

CBS News reports that “on the orders of President Obama, 130 more U.S. military advisers have arrived in Iraq to help figure out how to rescue thousands of refugees chased from their homes by ISIS militants in the country’s north and northwest.”  

“The deployment, confirmed Tuesday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, brings the total number of American advisers in Iraq — sent into the country since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants began their offensive in the north in June — to 380. Hagel stressed that the American military contingent in Iraq would work in a strictly advisory role.”  

“‘We’re not going back into Iraq in any of the same combat mission dimensions that we once were in in Iraq,’ said the defense chief.”