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Can Iraqi Forces Take Back Saddam’s Birthplace From ISIL?

Joint Iraqi and Kurdish forces began moving into Tikrit on Tuesday night into Wednesday after victories over the so-called Islamic State of Syria and the Levant in villages around Amerli, including Sulaiman Bek.

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Once Again, It’s Time to Go Home, Boys

In a recently released memo, U.S. Army Col. Timothy R. Reese, a senior adviser to the Iraqi military’s Baghdad command, argued that despite some of the glaring deficiencies that hinder Baghdad’s forces—see issues of management, corruption and political pressure—Iraqi troops are competent enough to contain the insurgent violence raging on in their country and that it is high time “for the U.S. to declare victory and go home.”

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