July 2016: Obama Sends 560 More Troops to Iraq
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of July 2016.
1. No Charges Filed for Hillary Clinton 2. Police Shooting in Baton Rouge 3. Police Shooting in Minnesota 4. Protest Turns Deadly in Dallas 5. Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq 6. Trump Picks Pence 7. Police Officers Targeted in Baton Rouge 8. Producer Garry Marshall Dies 9. Roger Ailes Steps Down 10. Another Nightclub Shooting in Florida 11. Hillary Clinton Makes History 12. Verizon Buys Yahoo 13. Jimmy Walker Wins PGA
- Obama Sends 560 More Troops to Iraq
- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announces on Monday July 11, 2016, that President Obama has decided to deploy 560 troops to Iraq in an attempt to recapture Mosul, a large and strategically vital city that is currently under ISIS control. The majority of the new troops will be deployed at an recently recaptured airbase 40 miles south of Mosul. Obama faces criticism with this decision as he has been promising to wind down American involvement for years now.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
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