BO has sent some more troops this time to help secure Baghdad airport. Also Embassy personnel have been moved again. But according to Psaki the Embassy will stay open for Business with Iraq Leaders. What say ye?
President Obama has authorized another 200 U.S. troops to secure the American Embassy in Iraq as well as Baghdad’s international airport, bringing the total U.S. deployments to Iraq this month to 775. In a letter to Congress on Monday, his third in the past two weeks, Obama said the new deployments were “a prudent measure to protect U.S. citizens and property.” He said the force was “equipped for combat” and would “remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
A Pentagon statement said that the additional personnel arrived in Baghdad on Sunday, along with “a detachment of helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles,” or drones, “which will bolster airfield and travel route security.”
The State Department also said Monday that it is relocating additional personnel from the embassy to consulates in Basra, in the south, and Irbil, in the north, following initial relocations in mid-June.....snip~
Obama authorizes 200 more troops for Iraq - The Washington Post