"Targeted Military Action" Ahead in Iraq

By Steve Handelsman

Published 06/19 2014 04:35PM

Updated 06/19 2014 04:38PM

(NBC News)  There will be no U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, at least not for now. 

President Obama announced Thursday he's sending more U.S. advisers instead.

"There is no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one led by the United States," Mr. Obama said.

Still, he left the door open for future use of force.

"We will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine the situation on ground requires it," he said.

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