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300 military advisers to Iraq, US prepared for targeted action

In this phoreleased by US Navy sailor makes final engine run inspections an F/A-18C Hornet before flight operations aboard aircraft

In this photo released by the US Navy, a sailor makes final engine run inspections on an F/A-18C Hornet before flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 18, 2014, in The Gulf. US President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war. Officials said on June 18, 2014, that Obama had not ruled out any possible courses of action, including air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-US NAVY/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maggie Keith"/ NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS NO A LA CARTE SALES / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==Maggie Keith/AFP/Getty Images

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Updated: June 19, 2014 1:53PM

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on the situation in Iraq at 11:30 a.m. Central Time in the White House Briefing Room. Read more at

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