More Americans are heading to the Persian Gulf.
CNN's Barbara Starr reports the USS Bataan is headed to the region with 1,000 marines on board.
A U.S. official also confirms that armed American drones are now flying over Baghdad.
Is this mission creep?
OutFront, CNN military analyst Lt. Colonel Rick Francona and retired U.S. Army Colonel Doug Macgregor who was a tank commander in the first Gulf War.