June 20, 2014

U.S. Taps Old Allies for New Iraq War

Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

AP

U.S. troops in Iraq is just the start. The Obama administration is also reaching out to a host of one-time friends as it ramps up its campaign against ISIS.

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TAGGED: Iraq, United States, Ahmed Chalabi

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