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

The head of the IRS confirmed Wednesday that investigators looking into missing emails from ex-agency official...
The Coweta Police Department is investigating after someone posted a video on a social media site reportedly...
A Minnesota man says he and his two children were asked to get off a Southwest Airlines flight and were not...
Even with a federal subsidy to help cover the cost, Gloria Spottswood has had to squeeze her household budget to...
Esther Vasquez arrived in this dusty town in southern Mexico on a recent day to jump a freight train with her...