The Obama administration is considering sending hundreds more U.S. military trainers to help Iraq’s military as it tries to take back the city of Ramadi from the terror group ISIS, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News.
The proposed plan that a U.S. official told NBC News involves sending “fewer than 500” more military advisers to Iraq was first reported by the New York Times and The Washington Post Tuesday. A final decision has not been announced.
The new strategy comes after Iraqi forces suffered a string of embarrassing defeats to ISIS, including the loss of Anbar province’s capital of Ramadi on May 17.
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