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President Obama said an extra 200 US troops are being deployed to Iraq to protect the US Embassy in Baghdad as well as its support facilities and the international airport. A federal court in California sentenced US national Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen a.k.a. Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum to 13 years in prison plus 10 years' supervision after release. He was arrested in August after returning from fighting with Syrian rebels, when he disclosed his plan to travel to Pakistan to train al Qaeda fighters to attack Coalition forces. The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling requiring the Jordan-based Arab Bank to turn over documents in lawsuits accusing it of providing services to front groups for Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
US military advisers opened a joint operations center in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi military repel the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The State Department said Syrian military action in Iraq would not be helpful, but that Iran "could play a constructive role" in Iraq. The White House called for the allocation of $500 million to train and equip vetted, "moderate" Syrian rebels; the Pentagon program would supplement or replace the current small covert CIA effort. The White House proposal included budget cuts for US operations in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said the elite counterterrorist Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines is being phased out, with staff reduced from its current 320 members to a dozen or so advisers.