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No US Combat Troops to Iraq, Kerry Vows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has ruled out sending combat troops to Iraq, and urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government. Kerry was in Sydney, along with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, for annual U.S.-Australian ministerial talks. While the United States has conducted air strikes against extremist Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, John Kerry said that American combat troops would not be sent to join the fight. Kerry...

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