The situation in Iraq isn’t getting any better, and according to a tweet from The Associated Press, President Obama has announced that the United States will deploy up to 275 troops to the country in order to help contain the growing insurgent uprising:
This obviously wasn’t the president’s plan when he withdrew troops from Iraq a few years back. Sources have told the AP that these newly-deployed troops might not be the typical infantry, either. In an article posted earlier today, the AP described the possibility of more troops like this:
The mission almost certainly would be small: one U.S. official said it could be up to 100 special forces soldiers. It also could be authorized only as an advising and training mission — meaning the soldiers would work closely with Iraqi forces that are fighting the insurgency but not officially be considered as combat troops.
Whether this move will lead to even more troops being deployed in the future is still a question. But there is no doubting the fact that the situation in Iraq is much more serious than had been previously thought.
[via The AP]