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Advisors Are Not Troops?

Published on Saturday, November 08, 2014 by Common Dreams.

Belying ‘No Boots on Ground’ Promises, Number of U.S. Troops in Iraq Set to Double

Obama’s authorization would bring number of military personnel and “advisors”  to over 3,000

Further undermining his insistence that the U.S. campaign against Islamic State militants will not involve American boots on the ground, President Obama on Friday authorized the deployment of an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq, a plan that would cost $5.6 billion and would more than double the size of the U.S. force in the nation.

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