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Obama Weighs Sending Special Forces to Iraq as Advisers

The Obama administration weighed options said to include sending as many as 100 troops to Iraq as advisers, as the U.S. urged a wider sharing of power there.

The Pentagon has given President Barack Obama a plan to send the special operations forces to Baghdad to help the country’s military gather and analyze intelligence on Sunni militants, a U.S. defense official said. Obama hasn’t yet signed off on the proposal, said the official, who asked for anonymity to discuss the deliberation.