Iraq Project

Synonyms: 
iraq-project

"The Iraq Meltdown" with Jessica Lewis

Source: 
Heritage Foundation
Date Published: 
2014-07-30 00:00:00

The swift collapse of Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq in the face of an al-Qaeda-spearheaded Sunni insurgency is a disastrous setback for U.S. counterterrorism and Middle East policies that will have dangerous regional spillover effects. The Islamic State, formerly known the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and before that as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, now poses a rising threat to the United States and U.S. allies. 

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