August 6, 2014

Will the U.S. Help the Kurds Fight ISIS?

Dexter Filkins, New Yorker

The Associated Press

The latest string of victories by Islamic militants in Iraq raises an enormous and obvious question: What’s the U.S. doing to help the Kurds? This week, fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, captured the town of Sinjar and, the next day, Mosul Dam, the biggest dam on the Tigris River. These victories offer two terrifying prospects, one for humanitarian reasons, the other for strategic reasons.

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TAGGED: Kurdistan, Middle East, Iraq, United States, ISIS, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Peshmerga, Kurds

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