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Obama To Send 1,500 Troops To Iraq

Shilpa Nagesh |
November 7, 2014 | 12:42 p.m. PST

Supervising Executive Producer

Today, President Barack Obama announced that he will send 1,500 troops to Iraq to combat ISIL.

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Obama has asked Congress for $5 billion to fund the fight. 

This announcement came following Obama's meeting with Congress today; however, some Congresspeople were not fans of Obama's recent announcement. 

“I would urge the president to reconsider his strategy and clearly explain how this additional funding supports a new direction. Such clarity is more likely to find swift congressional approval,” Republican Calif. Representative Buck McKeon said

Read more at the Washington Post

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