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Russia-Ukraine Conflict May Last Decades: Ex-NATO Chief | ISIS threatens to “liberate” Baghdad | Iraq's Problem Is So Much Bigger Than Just Training Its Military | Obama on ISIS: ‘We Don’t yet Have a Complete Strategy’ | It's Nearly Impossible to Understand What Motivates Terrorists | How China Is Building the Biggest Commercial-Military Empire in History | US Welcomes Top Chinese Military Official Amid Hacking Allegations | Washington Post Poll: Obamacare Hits Record Unpopularity

Iraq's Problem Is So Much Bigger Than Just Training Its Military "The biggest obstacle is the president hasn’t articulated what is strategy for “Degrading & Destroying ISIS” is? In his comments the president signaled out the Pentagon for not sending him a complete strategy, but before one can be conceived one needs to know what the political policy is first, before the military can present one... President Obama in his statement at his news conference, “As soon as a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people. We don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how training takes place, so the details of that are not yet worked out.” What is not spelled out in detail is how the president plans on leveraging the Shiite dominated Iraqi government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to be more inclusive of all groups especially,