August 12, 2014

America's Timid Third Iraq War

Mark Thompson, Time

The Associated Press

The contrasting views of two senior U.S. military leaders on the effectiveness of American air strikes against jihadist targets in northern Iraq could hardly have been more stark.

“Very effective,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters Monday in Sydney, Australia.

“Very temporary,” Army Lieut. General William Mayville, the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said later in the day at the Pentagon.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Chuck Hagel, ISIS, Islamic State, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

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