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Original airdate: August 15,2014

The U.S. is stepping up military assistance to Iraqi forces fighting ISIS militants who now call themselves the Islamic State. In addition to bombing strategic rebel targets and dispatching more than 100 military advisors to northern Iraq, the CIA is supplying weapons to Kurdish fighters who are battling the aggressive militant group. Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy Magazine will update us on the U.S. mission and explain whether there is a political solution ahead in Iraq.

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