US Woos Sunni Insurgents
For some weeks now the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, and the deputy director for planning and strategy at [...]
The US Army is the world’s most powerful conventional force and had extensive military means at its disposal, from M1 Abrams tanks to Apache helicopters and Gray Eagle reconnaissance drones, as well as a million soldiers.
The American administration and the Syrian government have been relying in recent weeks on back-door diplomacy deployed by powerful political and financial networks to help them negotiate an agreement on Iraq that bypasses the crisis over the assassination of former [. [...]