The U.S. Military And The Battle Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq
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Yesterday Iraqi and Kurdish forces, with help from U.S. jets, drones and bombers, recaptured a strategically important dam in northern Iraq from ISIS militants. President Barack Obama praised the effort and said the two-day ground offensive demonstrates the cooperation possible between Kurdish and Iraqi forces. The territorial ambitions of ISIS are far reaching and represent, many believe, a dire threat to security in the region and the U.S. Please join us to discuss the fight against ISIS, the future of Iraq, and role of the U.S.
fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, the Brookings Institution
author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East", Oxford University Press
Iraq's ambassador to the US
managing editor for news at Foreign Policy and author of the upcoming book "The Invisible Front."
professor of political science and international affairs,
The George Washington University,
adjunct senior fellow for defense policy,
Council on Foreign Relations and
author, "Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle"
chair and chief executive, Dragoman Partners
served as special assistant to five American ambassadors in Iraq and as senior adviser the three heads of the Central command for 2003-10