President Obama has authorized another 350 U.S. military personnel to be sent to Iraq, the White House announced on Tuesday evening. The troops are being sent to "protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad, Iraq," according a spokesman. The decision was made at the recommendation of the Department of Defense and noted that additional forces will not serve in a combat role. Additionally, the President will be consulting this week with NATO allies regarding additional actions to take against Islamist militants.
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 Updated at 10:18 PM EDT