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U.S. Considers Military Action in Iraq
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (CBS2/FOX28) - The U.S. is working to keep Americans in Iraq safe as the crisis in the country continues to intensify.
An extremist group, The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has vowed to take over the Iraqs capital.
U.S. officials are sending nearly 100 soldiers and marines to secure the American embassy in Baghdad.
Some staff members have been evacuated to more stable parts of the country as Islamic militants push toward the capital.
Over the weekend, the group posted gruesome pictures online that it claims shows more than 1,700 captured Iraqi soldiers being executed.
The white house is considering possible U.S. military action.
Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee say the instability there may force us to form an alliance with a long term adversary; Iran.
President Obama says he will not put boots on the ground in Iraq but may consider air strikes.
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