The American Enterprise Institute will hold a Google Hangout Thursday morning, at 9:30 Eastern Time, with scholars Fred Kagan and Michael Rubin about the state of affairs in Iraq. Here are more details from AEI:
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to seize control of vast swaths of territory in northern and western Iraq. Last week, ISIS’s takeover of the Mosul Dam was almost dwarfed by the militant group’s blitz of several cities that are home to thousands of US military personnel.
Although the US military has begun airstrikes in northern Iraq, top US Department of Defense officials have admitted that the airstrikes are unlikely to affect the militants’ overall capabilities. Meanwhile, a political battle continues to rage between Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over the future of Iraqi leadership.
You can RSVP to the event here, but you can join in without registering by clicking here at 9:30.