Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on June 23, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘There’s No Magic Airstrike That’s Going To Change The Entire Situation’ In Iraq

Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

06/23/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Continue Advance, Capture Two Towns Near Baghdad

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.

06/13/2014

A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi PM: US Aid Needed To Battle Al-Qaida

A bloody resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq is prompting Baghdad to ask the U.S. for more weapons, training and manpower, two years after pushing American troops out of the country.

10/31/2013

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