U.S. Increases Military Personnel in Baghdad

The Pentagon announced today Obama has authorized sending 350 more military personnel to Baghdad to secure the embassy.

This builds upon previous embassy security deployments announced on June 15 and June 30 and will bring the total forces responsible for augmenting diplomatic security in Iraq up to approximately 820.

The additional joint forces will come from within the U.S. Central Command area of operations and will include a headquarters element, medical personnel, associated helicopters, and an air liaison team.

In all, 405 U.S. military personnel will be sent to Baghdad to provide a more robust and sustainable security presence to help the Department of State continue their critical mission.

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    Speaking of embassies... (none / 0) (#1)
    by desertswine on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 09:47:06 PM EST
    It's partytime for the Dawn of Libya at the American Embassy in Tripoli.  Libya is in chaos. The Middle East has fallen apart.

    F*ckin' British Empire! (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 02:38:40 PM EST
    The disaster that keeps on disastering.

    And there's no putting that Humpty Dumpty back together without a time machine.  Not until people get tired of killing and dying...and it's been thousands upon thousands of years with no sign of fatigue.


    Ah yes, the "Great Game"... (none / 0) (#3)
    by unitron on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 07:51:38 PM EST
    ...2 centuries later and we haven't been able to get out of having to play.

    Don't do it! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 08:42:11 PM EST
    Don't jump into that nasty green pool :). They'll be lucky if they don't catch something in that pool.

    Site violator (none / 0) (#7)
    by fishcamp on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 10:05:28 AM EST

    SITIO VIOLACION (none / 0) (#8)
    by fishcamp on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 10:06:01 AM EST

    and they just keep coming (none / 0) (#9)
    by fishcamp on Sat Sep 06, 2014 at 10:06:57 AM EST