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ChuckHagel-081314.jpg U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered 130 new military advisors to deploy to Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday at Camp Pendleton, California. Speaking to Marines and sailors at the base, Hagel said the new troops are in Iraq to assess and advise. They join about 450 other American troops in the country.

Obama1-072114.jpg With his second term becoming increasingly dominated by turmoil overseas, President Barack Obama addressed both the conflict in Gaza and the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in remarks on Monday.