June 20, 2014

Obama's Bluff Can Work in Iraq

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

There may be no greater irony in Barack Obama’s presidency than the reintroduction of military advisers to Iraq -- with airstrikes soon to follow. With the first steps of a more extensive intervention under way, it's time to ask: What are the regional and global stakes of the latest iteration of conflict in Iraq? And what endgame can the U.S. realistically help achieve to create stability?

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TAGGED: Iraq, Barack Obama


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