By Patrick Schmidt.
American officials have announced that more US troops may be deployed to Iraq in the coming weeks. The additional troops would be based in the capitol city of Baghdad. Approximately 748 US troops have been deployed to Iraq since the rise of the Islamic State (IS).
These troops supplement the usual 100 troops that are stationed in Iraq for the purpose of security cooperation. President Obama has authorized up to 775 additional troops in Iraq.
Department of Defense officials estimate the additional team would number under 300 soldiers. They would be tasked with providing extra security. However, the proposal has yet to be approved by top-ranking officials.
(Source: The Huffington Post)