The White House is now considering sending around 100 special forces to Iraq in order to train and advise troops that are fighting against ISIS in the north of the country. 3 US officials were quoted by The Associated Press in order to confirm this.
Nobody knows how fast the forces will arrive in the country or how long they will remain.
Troops will fall under US ambassador in Baghdad authority and are not going to be authorized to be involved in combat. The mission would only be “non-operational training” of counterterrorism and regular units.
According to Caitlin Hayden, National Security Council spokeswoman, the Obama administration is not going to send troops into combat. She added about Barack Obama:
“He has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options that could help support Iraqi security forces.”
At the moment there are clashes between ISIS militants and Iraq forces 40 miles north of Baghdad.