13 Jun 2014

Chaos in Iraq

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 13 June 2014

As Sunni Islamist militant group ISIS pushes closer to Baghdad, US President Barack Obama - while ruling out sending in ground troops - is looking at "all options", including air strikes, to help Iraq fight Islamist militants. Ruth Sherlock is a Daily Telegraph correspondent  who's been on the front line in the crucial oil city of Kirkuk today, as it fell into the hands of autonomous Kurdish fighters who had fought off ISIS. And Dr. Michael Knights is a former head of intelligence for a security company, who has worked in all of Iraq's provinces, including periods spent embedded with the Iraqi security forces. He's now an analyst and Iraq expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and provides commentary on the wider ISIS threat to Iraq.