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Around 130 more U.S. troops have arrived in northern Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday, saying their mission was to “take a closer look and give a more in-depth assessment of where we can continue to help the Iraqis.”

Speaking to Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. after flying in from Australia, Hagel stressed that the latest deployment “is not a combat-boots-on-the-ground operation.”