Back in Iraq? What You Need to Know

of 3711Photo
  • John Boehner
  • Lindsey Graham and John McCain
  • Erbil
  • Barack Obama
  • Barack Obama
  • American troops returning from Iraq
  • Kurds
  • Dick Durbin
  • Peter King
  • Hillary Clinton
  • James Foley
  • Chuck Hagel
  • Paul Ryan
  • Airstrikes
  • Barack Obama
  • Babara Lee
  • Barack Obama
  • Steven Sotloff
  • Barack Obama
  • Joe Biden
  • Iraq
  • Barack Obama
  • Barack Obama
  • Barack Obama
  • Biden, Obama and Boehner
  • John Boehner
  • Barbara Lee
  • Bennie Thompson
  • Tim Scott
  • Barack Obama
  • Iraqi citizens
  • Airdrop Plane
  • ISIL
  • Iraq
  • Obama and national security advisers
  • Iraq
  • Airstrikes

Could This Grow Into Broader U.S. Involvement?

"The president has placed limits on the type of action that we’re taking [that are] focused on the two objectives he articulated: protection of our personnel and facilities and addressing the humanitarian crisis faced by the Yazidis," the White House official told reporters. 
"At the same time, he has also made clear that we’re not going to introduce combat troops to be engaged on the ground in Iraq, that what he has authorized are airstrikes, and the additional support we’ve already provided is in the form of advisers who are not engaged in combat but are rather assessing the Iraqi Security Forces, making determinations about how we can further train and equip them as they go after ISIL."

(Photo: Nik Wheeler/Corbis)

More Photo Galleries

Related Topics