Obama announced that 275 combat troops are deploying to Iraq to protect US personnel and the US Embassy in Baghdad. Here's the statement released by Obama's Office of the Press Secretary:
Today, consistent with the War Powers Resolution, the President transmitted a report notifying the Congress that up to approximately 275 U.S. military personnel are deploying to Iraq to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The personnel will provide assistance to the Department of State in connection with the temporary relocation of some staff from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to the U.S. Consulates General in Basra and Erbil and to the Iraq Support Unit in Amman. These U.S. military personnel are entering Iraq with the consent of the Government of Iraq. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remains open, and a substantial majority of the U.S. Embassy presence in Iraq will remain in place and the embassy will be fully equipped to carry out its national security mission.
Obama last week ruled out sending ground troops to Iraq, according to his Press Secretary Jay Carney. It's not clear if these 275 military personnel are an exception to that rule, or a change of plan.
Via the White House.