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US airstrikes on ISIS Is Middle East going to be Obama's 21st century Vietnam?

Aug 09, 2014    

The United States president, Barack Obama, has ordered limited airstrikes against ISIS coupled with humanitarian aid to the Kurds. According to the New York Times, the tipping point for Obamas decision appears to have been the looming humanitarian disaster in Iraq.Much as the United States may want to retreat from the Middle East, the region keeps on dragging it back. The question is are the limited airstrikes going to be the prelude to a wider and broader US re-engagement with the Middle East-especially Iraq? What kind and sorts of conflicts would the United States have to countenance in the ...

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