What the U.S. Footprint in Iraq Will Look Like

President Obama announced Thursday that he will send 300 "military advisers" to Iraq in the coming weeks to gather intelligence and assist the Iraqi government in its effort to control a Sunni militant group that is quickly taking territory and making itself known. A senior U.S. official said the first of the teams will begin their mission in Iraq "very soon." For now, the U.S. will be a player in the fight against Sunni militants, a move that's welcomed by Iraqis, less so by a war-weary American public. Click through to see U.S. forces that are already on the ground or in the region supporting Iraq.

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