U.S. Weighing Options As Militants Vow To Seize Baghdad
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, today vowed to take control of Baghdad, after seizing two major Iraqi cities in the past two days.
U.S. military experts think it’s unlikely that the group could seize Baghdad, but officials in the White House and Pentagon are considering a request from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to send drones and U.S. airmen.
New York Times reporter Tim Arango joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti from Erbil, Iraq, with details.