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President Obama to send military advisors to Iraq




U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke about the deteriorating situation as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants move toward Baghdad after taking control over northern Iraqi cities.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Iraq in the Brady Briefing room of the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke about the deteriorating situation as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants move toward Baghdad after taking control over northern Iraqi cities. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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As the crisis in Iraq continues, President Obama has been weighing his options, and considering what role the US should play in preventing the country from backsliding into an all-out civil war.

Speaking at the White House today, the President announced that the U.S. is prepared to send up to 300 military advisors to Iraq. He left open the option of "targeted and precise military action," but again ruled out the possibility of sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq.

Douglas Ollivant, a Senior National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, joins Take Two for more on President Obama's statement on Iraq.