U.S. Officials Continue To Assess Situation In Iraq
Wednesday, July 16
(Arlington, VA) -- U.S. military officials in Iraq are now assessing the effectiveness of Iraqi security forces. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said it's part of an overall review of the situation in Iraq as Baghdad tries to curb a violent militant insurgency.
President Obama has already sent U.S. military advisers to Iraq to analyze the security situation. In a Pentagon briefing today, Admiral Kirby would not talk about specifics of the reviews. He said the situation in Iraq remains complex and fluid.