The US is deploying another 560 troops to Iraq. They will be deployed wearing Birkenstocks so that there are “no boots on the ground.”
Just to give you an idea of the current US troop committment, it’s around 5500.
When the US Marines famously waddled ashore at Da Nang in Vietnam – the first US troops deployed into that meat-grinder – it was 3500 men of the 1st of the 5th: a battalion.
3 years into the Vietnam War, the US had fewer boots on the ground in Indochina than currently in Iraq, where we are “not at war.” Thus The President can dodge the War Powers Resolution and Congress can pretend they have no decision-making ability.