At least 7,500 civilians have died in Iraq this year, the death toll surging because of the war in Syria and the failure of Sunni-Shiite reconciliation.
But is that a problem?
South Korea fighter jets: The agreement to buy the T-50IQ aircraft was inked on Thursday during a ceremony held in Baghdad, the government said in a statement.
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki has lost control of crucial parts of Iraq, and is in the US to appeal for military support, including F-16s and armed drones.
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The Navy Yard shooting has raised questions about security clearance and mental health, but with many vets dealing with combat-related stress, any solutions are fraught with complications.
Despite US investment, Iraq's security forces remain corrupt, and Iraqis accuse them of abusing their power.
A Senate hearing about potential military strikes against Syria was dominated by discussion about Iraq. Secretary of State John Kerry promised there would be no ground troops.
In a letter, 54 Democratic lawmakers urged Obama Thursday to 'seek an affirmative decision of Congress prior to committing any US military engagement to this complex crisis.'
We're hearing questions we never heard in 2003.