June 27th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

1,000 U.S. Marines headed to Persian Gulf

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.

Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. raymond spada

    GET OUT !!!

    July 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  2. Briana

    How about you don't talk about our military's movements! My husband is on that ship and we want them safe. Quit giving away out men's position where they could be put in harms way.

    June 28, 2014 at 6:52 am | Reply
    • semperfimom

      Amen to this... my son is on the ship also

      June 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm | Reply
    • SeabeeEO1

      Agreed, we don't need personnel movement on the news

      July 1, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Reply
  3. William

    The US should send our ARMED drones out and DESTROY all the US Military Vehicles' in the ISIS columns.
    Starting with the large Howitzers. I would also like to see our military air craft on the same mission.
    Annihilate ISIS!

    June 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Reply

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