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REUTERS/Azad Lashkari - Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga troops watch as smoke billows from the town of Makhmur during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants August 9, 2014.


Why Air Strikes Might Not be Enough in Iraq

August 12, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon

Since President Obama announced his decision to airlift aid to the Yezidis in Iraq, and to strike ISIS, the situation has calmed and perhaps even reversed in spots. However, Michael O'Hanlon cautions against thinking that air strikes are the answer to the conflict there.

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