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August 13, 2014 4:23 PM

Iraq conundrum: When is a combat boot a ‘boot on the ground’?

The U.S. decision to send Marines and special operators into northern Iraq to assess whether to evacuate members of a trapped minority sect from a mountain and away from the Islamic State marked an Obama administration abandonment of a pledge of no boots on the ground, some analysts and Pentagon officials said Wednesday.

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