This map illustrates Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq activity outside of Baghdad from December 2011 to November 2012.
Map of Baghdad
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani will be visiting the White House on April 4 and meeting with President Barack Obama.
United States policy today is focused on maintaining the status quo in Iraq, offering unqualified support for Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki in the name of stability. But the status quo is inherently unstable.
Will the Iraqi government be prepared to take over?