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More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist apparently beheaded
More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist apparently beheaded

President Obama on Tuesday ordered 350 additional troops be sent to Iraq, as the apparent beheading of a second American journalist raised pressure on the U.S. to take decisive action against the militant group Islamic State and protect Americans remaining in Iraq. The added deployment, designed to boost security at the U.S. Embassy compound and its support facilities, was not directly linked to what a National Security Council spokeswoman said appeared to be “the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist.” The apparent killing of Steven Joel Sotloff, who also appeared in a video two weeks ago showing the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley, was...

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