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How many US advisors are in Iraq?

Of the 300 troops authorized by President Barack Obama, 180 have arrived in Baghdad. Half are advisors and the remaining 90 are setting up an operations and intelligence analysis unit. The Pentagon confirms that Predator drones, armed with Hellfire missiles, are now also being used over the capitol for force protection.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Iraq , Baghdad , DoD , Predator drones , Hellfire missiles

Monday - 06/30/2014, 09:29am EDT

US military advisors arriving in Baghdad

Ninety of the 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces going to Iraq are in Baghdad. The Pentagon says they will begin to do three things: assess the strength of Iraqi forces, gauge the skill of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and determine if it's viable to send more US advisory teams to Iraq.

Tags: pentagon , DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , Iraq , ISIS , ISIL

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 05:06pm EDT