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June 17, 2014 10:13 am

Obama Sends Troops to Iraq to Protect Embassy, Staffers

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US military patrol, Tal Afar, Iraq.

President Obama announced on Monday evening that US ground troops ‘equipped for combat’ are being sent to Iraq – just days after claiming that no American soldiers would be deployed to the war-torn country.

In a letter to Congress, the president said American troops will be returning to Iraq only three years after they left and their deployment began on Sunday.

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