U.S. Military And Humanitarian Effort Continues In Iraq

Iraqi children from the Yazidi community wave to Kurdish Peshmerga forces near Dohuk, the Kurdish region of autonomous Kurdistan in Iraq, after they fled with their families their hometown which was attacked by Sunni militants from the Islamic State, on August 12, 2014. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of Yazidis remain stranded on a mountain top in northern Iraq, while Kurdish fighters below battle ISIS, or the Islamic State, which has taken over large parts of northern Iraq.

American planes have been conducting airstrikes, and planes from the U.S., Britain and other countries are dropping supplies. France today also said it would send arms to the Kurds.

NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss what the West’s strategy looks like going forward.

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