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REUTERS/Stringer - Shi'ite volunteers from the Mehdi Army loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, patrol in a vehicle, as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State fighters, on the outskirts of Tikrit, July 20, 2014.

Opinion

Why Obama Should Send Several Thousand U.S. Troops Back to Iraq

July 20, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon

Michael O'Hanlon writes that the solution to violence in Iraq is political, not military. But if a suitable government is formed, the United States should consider sending more troops back into the country.

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