The Iraq Response Divide

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Iraqi troops stand in rows holding their weapons as they arrive to support the Sunni anti-Al-Qaeda militia Sahwa in its fight against anti-government militants.  June 21, 2014

Secretary of State Kerry is in Iraq today to try and help resolve the crisis roiling the country. Back home, lawmakers are debating how the US should provide military assistance, including a Rand Paul - John McCain split that may have implications for the 2016 presidential race. Yochi Dreazen, managing editor for news at Foreign Policy, discusses the latest.