While final approval from President Barack Obama is still needed, the modest military expansion in Iraq appeared the likeliest choice among a range of options he is weighing to bolster a struggling Iraq effort against insurgent forces in Anbar in the country's Sunni heartland.
Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq
Wednesday, 10:02, 10/06/2015
The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province.
It is closing in on a decision to send several hundred more trainers and advisers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State militants there, US officials said on June 9.