And begin: US Forces Deploying to Iraq (update pg. 6: Obama Orders 200 Combat Troops)
Obama: 275 US Forces Deploying to Iraq
About 160 troops are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. Some of those soldiers have only recently arrived.
Under the authorization Obama outlined, a U.S. official says the U.S. will put an additional 100 soldiers in a nearby third country where they would be held in reserve until needed.
The White House says the U.S. military personnel are entering Iraq with its consent.