A post of August 13, 2014, counted 875 U.S. Security Forces in Iraq. In early September, another 350 were dispatched to Iraq, followed by an announcement of another 475 at the end of the second week in September. During the third week of September, total "boots on the ground" will exceed 1,600.
The Pentagon denies "mission creep." Each additional block of troops has been assigned well-defined objectives.
Any guesses on the number by election day (November 4) or at year's end?
Nobel Peace Prize anyone?