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State Department Asks For 300
Additional Military Personnel for Iraq

NBC News, by Jim Miklaszewski & Courtney Kube

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/20/2014 5:07:15 PM

The U.S. State Department has asked for 300 additional American military personnel to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and at U.S. facilities at the Baghdad airport, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Wednesday. The request was described as under consideration by the Pentagon. The official could not identify or discuss any additional threat to those facilities or to American personnel in Iraq. The U.S. military has 849 personnel in Iraq. The early planning suggests that about 150 of the personnel would be Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is aboard the USS

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 8/20/2014 5:16:18 PM     (No. 9974097)

clearly learning the lessons of Benghazi, the State Dept. is getting on the record early, asking for support. The admin will likely punish them for their dissent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/20/2014 5:21:09 PM     (No. 9974104)

300 what, gerbils?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/20/2014 5:24:25 PM     (No. 9974108)

Request seems reasonable except for part that Marines and Army platoons will not be allowed to wear boots.

This and previous Obama efforts in Iraq are incredibly superficial. Purpose is to pretend that we fighting IS in an election year while giving comfort to Obama´s leftists that he isn´t serious about reversing his horrible mistake of deserting Iraq in 2011.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 8/20/2014 5:51:12 PM     (No. 9974148)

"No boots on the ground," The troops will be on skate boards?

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