Mark and Charlie's Blog

Blog > Mark and Charlie's Blog > Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard

Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard

At a closed-door gathering of Gulf states in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Arab counterparts all signaled agreement on one thing for the first time: Islamist forces seizing territory in Syria and Iraq had become a regionwide menace that can't be ignored.

What they didn't agree on was what to do about it, U.S. officials said. The fall this week of the Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham rebel group shows how the insurgent threat is outpacing the response and posing a challenge to President Barack Obama's approach of limiting U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/iraqi-drama-catches-u-s-off-guard-1402529874

Taboola Teaser

DALLAS -- Approximately 40 participants attending a Tony Robbins seminar downtown suffered minor burn injuries...
Democrats and Republicans nearly came to blows on the House floor during an extraordinary sit-in protest for a...
A man who says he was Omar Mateen's lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one...
A man who says he was Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's gay lover is speaking out following the attack on Pulse...
As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed...