June 19 - U.S. President Barack Obama says he will send an additional 300 military personnel to advise Iraq's security forces. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama says he will send 300 additional military personnel to advise Iraq's security forces as they try to beat back an insurgency by Sunni militants. He also announced that the U.S. has taken steps to improve its intelligence picture of the Sunni group ISIL, which is short for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The President, who was responsible for the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, stressed that military personnel will not operate in a combat capacity. The forces will likely be positioned at key military brigades throughout the country. President Obama also stressed that Iraq's stability hinges on inclusive government that serves the country's Shia, Sunni and Kurd population.