U.S. To Send Up To 450 Additional Troops To Iraq For 'Non-Combat' Training Mission

By Tony Bertuca / June 10, 2015 at 12:52 PM
President Obama has authorized the Pentagon to deploy up to 450 additional U.S. personnel for a "non-combat role" to expand the training and advising of the Iraqi army, according to a Defense Department statement. The personnel would be sent to Taqaddum Air Base in central Iraq. The additional forces will bring the total number of U.S. personnel supporting Operation Inherent Resolve to 3,550. "The intent of this increase will be to provide personnel to assist with planning, integration and support...

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