US says considering options for humanitarian aid in Iraq
13 August 2014 19:32
EDGARTOWN, Mass. - US President Barack Obama is weighing potential options to help provide humanitarian assistance to stranded Iraqis, but he has ruled out using American troops for combat, the White House said on Wednesday.
White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, speaking to reporters in a briefing, declined to rule out the possibility of using US forces on the ground in a humanitarian role.