Times today (my emphasis):
President Obama said Thursday that he would deploy up to 300 military
advisers to Iraq to help its struggling security forces fend off a wave
of Sunni militants who have overrun large parts of the country, edging
the United States back into a conflict that Mr. Obama once thought he
had left behind.
And I couldn't help comparing it to this:
In May, 1961, President Kennedy sent 400
American Green Beret 'Special Advisors' to South Vietnam to train South
Vietnamese soldiers in methods of 'counter-insurgency' in the fight against
Viet Cong guerrillas.
Eerie, isn't it?