Iraq Project

Synonyms: 
iraq-project

Iraq’s President Selects Haider al-Abadi as Prime Minister as Maliki Shows Force in Baghdad

Key Takeaway: Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki maneuvered elite military units in Baghdad overnight on August 10, cutting off entrances to the protected Green Zone, in an effort to secure power by use of force. This is currently serving as a demonstration of force.

"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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