Iraq: Obama Weighs His Options
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The jacket belonging to an Iraqi Army uniform lies on the ground in front of the remains of a burnt out Iraqi army vehicle some 10km of east of the northern city of Mosul, on June 11, 2014. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty)
President Obama met with Congressional leaders yesterday to outline the scope of violence in Iraq, and what the US should do in response. Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and David Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal(Broadway, 2013), talk about the range of options, from more personnel on the ground to air strikes and diplomatic pressures.