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Obama Authorizes Up to 1,500 More Troops for Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq in a non-combat role as part of the mission to drive back Islamic State militants. The U.S. military's expanded mission in Iraq will total up to about 3,100 American troops spread across the country. A senior administration official said the coalition will set up two advise-and-assist operation centers, one likely in Anbar province, an area intensely embroiled in the fight against...

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