Mark and Charlie's Blog

Blog > Mark and Charlie's Blog > U.S. Weighs Iraq Rescue Mission to Save Yazidis

U.S. Weighs Iraq Rescue Mission to Save Yazidis

The U.S. is weighing a military mission in Iraq to rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees, a move that risks putting American forces in direct confrontation with Sunni fighters for the Islamic State.

The proposal is still under development and hasn't been approved by President Barack Obama. U.S. officials said the rescue mission is one of many options the U.S. military is weighing after dropping food and water to dying refugees over the past six days.

"People are looking at ways to do something more than just drop water and supplies," one senior U.S. official said. "You can only do that for so long."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-weighs-international-rescue-mission-for-yazidi-refugees-1407881639?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

Mark and Charlie's Blog

In the wake of Monday’s officer-involved shooting, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday said many...
Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to...
Tuesday’s revelation that a naked 17-year-old had no weapon when he was killed Monday by an Austin police officer...
Gator wasn’t on the menu but one did make an appearance inside a Wendy’s just east of Loxahatchee in Royal Palm...
A Wisconsin jury has rejected claims from a repeat drunk driver that he smelled of booze during a traffic stop...