Northern Iraq

More U.S. Troops Sent To Northern Iraq
The U.S. is increasing its military presence in Iraq by sending another 130 troops to the country.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement while speaking to troops at Camp Pendleton, California today. Hagel said the additional soldiers arrived in the area around the city of Erbil...
Obama: U.S. Aircraft Positioned To Strike In Northern Iraq
President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq.
In a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to escape their situation...