Local Professor Weighs in on Insurgency in Iraq
by Deirdre Blake
posted Jun 12 2014 9:30AM
The same al-Qaida-inspired militants who have seized two key cities in northern Iraq continue their march on to Baghdad. They already control Tikrit and Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. In Baghdad, lawmakers are convening to consider a request by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to declare a state emergency. One University of Mary Washington International Affairs Professor tells WFLS that it could spell disaster for the U.S. military, already in the process of the major troop draw down from the country.