Analysis: Obama's Iraq military plan leaves al-Maliki largely on his own against insurgents

  • by: LARA JAKES , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 20, 2014 - 2:25 AM

WASHINGTON — For years, the U.S. has been clear about its intent to step back from Iraq. The restrained American military aid now being offered to defend Baghdad against a ferocious Sunni insurgency reaffirms the Obama administration's mantra that Iraq is still largely on its own.

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