Iraq’s Maliki says he has asked for weapons from U.S., will also seek training for troops

By Loveday Morris, Ernesto Londoño, January 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraq has asked the United States for new arms to beat back the dramatic resurgence of al-Qaeda-linked militants in a western province and would like U.S. troops to train its counter­terrorism forces, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview Thursday.

Read full article >>