U.S. policy towards Iraq and the broader Middle East continues to be a main topic of discussion in Washington. Brookings Senior Fellow Peter Rodman joins General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, to discuss the security situation in Iraq and the looming threat of a possible confrontation with Iran.
ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'