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.
Why Obama Should Send Several Thousand U.S. Troops Back to Iraq
July 20, 2014,
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.