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Marine Who Went Missing In Iraq In 2004 Now Back In U.S.

A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday

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Do You Approve/Disapprove Of President’s Handling Of Iraq Crises? [POLL]

The New York Times has published a poll that finds disapproval in the way President Obama id dealing with the crises in Iraq. The poll, as Politico's Glenn Thrush explains, is paradoxical because Americans may "basically back his foreign policy - but think he's a weakling for pursuing it."

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Advisors To Arrive in Iraq On Saturday

A group of U.S. military advisors will begin their mission in Iraq as soon as tomorrow.

About 300 special forces members will be arriving in Baghdad as Iraqi government troops appear to be slowing the advance of Sunni militants on the outskirts of the capital city

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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama Updates Congressional Leaders On Iraq

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday

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Americans Are Opposed to Sending U.S. Troops Back to Iraq to Deal with Crisis

 

President Obama is still weighing a possible military response to the crisis in Iraq, as the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over several cities in the Sunni heartland since last week. But

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Obama Sending Troops To Embassies In Iraq

Over 250 military personnel are going to Iraq.

President Obama told Congress today the troops will be supporting U.S. personnel and the embassy in Baghdad.

The administration's also said to be considering drone strikes as militant insurgents continue to take over key cities

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Kerry: Drone Strikes Possible In Iraq

Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is considering drone strikes as an option to combat militant insurgents in Iraq.

Meanwhile, a Navy ship with 550 Marines on board is in the Persian Gulf to support Iraq's Shiite-led government as it deals with a Sunni insurgency that has taken over several key city's in the north

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Security Bolstered At US Embassy In Baghdad

Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was bolstered and some staff members were being moved out of Iraq’s capital city as it was threatened by the advance of an al-Qaida inspired insurgency, a State Department spokeswoman said Sunday

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Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty IMages

U.S. Ships Ordered To Persian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an aircraft carrier — the USS George H.W. Bush — to move from the northern Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf as President Barack Obama considers possible military options for Iraq

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