The U.S. Military’s Poor Record Training the Iraqi Army
There’s good news coming out of Iraq … again. The efforts of a 65-nation coalition and punishing U.S. airstrikes have helped local ground forces roll back gains by the Islamic State. Government forces and Shiite militias, for example, recaptured the city of Tikrit, while Kurdish troops ousted I.S. fighters... Read more
The Iraqi Army Can Win Ground Battles After All
The offensive which pushed the Islamic State out of central Ramadi is shaping into one of the Iraqi army’s most significant victories to date … one backed by lots of U.S. air power. Taking and holding Ramadi, a Sunni-majority city in Iraq’s contested Anbar province, is a major test... Read more

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