Iraq: U.S. Will Deploy More Troops

June 30, 2014 | 2204 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 200 more troops deployed to Iraq to reinforce the U.S. Embassy and to provide additional security at the Baghdad airport, according to a June 30 letter to Congress. The announcement comes as the United States struggles to counter the growing threat posed by the Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.