Austin's Morning Show

Blog > Austin's Morning Show > 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

Austin's Morning Show

AISD is confirming tonight that an employee is under investigation at Kocuerk Elementary. They say it's an...
President Obama chose confrontation over conciliation on Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to...
Hurst police arrested a 17-year-old this week for possession of child pornography, and he's accused of posing as a...
Nine months ago, the new Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, received a request from the White House...
The principal of a Florida middle school was suspended Tuesday after approving an unannounced safety drill last...