U.S. officials are trying to quiet fears of mission creep in Iraq after yesterday's announcement that even more U.S. troops are headed there.
A Pentagon official insisted today, "there's no mission creep," adding that "the missions haven't changed."
But the chaos and turmoil in Iraq continues.
The first session of Iraq's new parliament involved a heated exchanged between elected officials. Many of them stormed out, never to return, thwarting plans to call for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's replacement.
This comes on the same day the United Nations reported at least 2,400 Iraqis were killed in June - the death toll more than double the number of deaths from May and, by far, the deadliest month in Iraq in years.
To help breakdown what these additional troops mean for American involvement in Iraq, CNN Military Analyst Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona.