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U.S. sending 300 advisers to assist Iraq

Will not return to combat, Obama says of Americans

Posted: June 20, 2014 at 4:13 a.m.

President Barack Obama speaks Thursday about the situation in Iraq in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.

President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will send as many as 300 U.S. military advisers to help the Iraqi army battle an insurgency and is prepared to take additional "targeted" action if necessary.

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