BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Obama to Send Green Berets

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President Obama announced on Thursday that the U.S. is sending roughly 300 Green Berets to aid in the training of Iraqi forces. However, the president still has no plans to send U.S. service members for combat missions. In addition, the president is reportedly considering pressuring Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to resign to prevent the entire country from going up in sectarian flames.