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Obama: More Troops to Iraq

Special forces eyed to protect U.S. Embassy, repel insurgents

June 17, 2014
By LARA JAKES, Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON- The United State is deploying up to 275 military troops to Iraq to protect the U.S. Embassy and other American interests and is considering sending a contingent of special forces soldiers as Iraq struggles to repel a rampant insurgency, officials said Monday. The White House insisted anew the U.S. would not be sending combat troops and thrusting America into a new Iraq war.

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