Beyond Air Strikes

In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon discusses the Obama Administration's plans for an Iraqi National Guard:

"There is only one problem, though. The Iraqi National Guard does not yet exist. Even if many able officers and soldiers are available to join it, it will take some time to determine the characteristics of the force and then create it, meaning that operations to retake the Sunni Arab heartland from ISIS would probably have to wait until 2015."