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June 19th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Obama sending up to 300 troops to advise Iraqis

President Barack Obama said Thursday that American forces would not be returning to combat in Iraq. He announced that military advisers will be heading to Iraq to combat the terrorist group ISIS that is gaining ground in that country.

Obama says 'small number' of military advisers going to Iraq

"We are prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers - up to 300 - to assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces going forward," the President said.

Many Americans are now asking - is this mission creep?

CNN's Jim Acosta has the latest.


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