Today, President Obama announced the deployment of 1500 more US troops to Iraq. These troops will be non-combat advisors, they are there to merely advise the Iraqi and coalition troops and will not engage in conflict. A statement from the Pentagon said the troops would be establishing several sites to train nine Iraqi army and three Kurdish Peshmerga brigades. The troops will effectively double the amount currently in Iraq and are being sent following a request from the Iraqi government.
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