US forces flow into Baghdad to assess Iraqi forces; senators talk up hope of new Iraqi gov't

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 24, 2014 - 6:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the roughly 300 U.S. military advisers and special operations forces expected to go to Iraq are now in Baghdad and have begun to assess Iraqi forces in the fight against Sunni militants, the Defense Department said Tuesday as the U.S. ramped up aid to the besieged country.

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