US Military Advisers Ready to Start Helping Iraq

June 23, 2014 08:55 PM
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The United States is pledging "intense" and "sustained" support for Iraq as it battles Sunni militants. And now a major component of that help - teams of military advisers - can move into action thanks to an agreement between the U.S. and Iraqi governments granting legal protections to U.S. forces. But there are growing concerns about how much that support can do amid signs the Iraqi military is withering under pressure. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.