May 5, 2014
Why Iraq Is Closer to Full-Scale War
Kimberly Kagan, Wall Street Journal
The Associated Press
Initial reports of high turnout and relative security during Iraq’s parliamentary elections have buoyed optimism that things might not be so bad there after all. Unfortunately, a smooth election and even the formation of a new government are not likely to reverse the negative security trends that are bringing Iraq ever closer to full-scale sectarian war.