National Security

June 19, 2014 8:06 PM

Obama’s restraint over Iraq reflects popular distaste for military action

President Barack Obama’s decision to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq is a limited move to stiffen the beleaguered Iraqi government and army against an Islamist extremist-led revolt that reflects the president’s aversion and the American public to U.S. intervention in the sectarian bloodletting.

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