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In Iraq, the ‘Real Mystery’ Is What Comes After ISIS | Defense One
Iraqi special police officers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Kerbala August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed (IRAQ - Tags: CRIME LAW)

In Iraq, the ‘Real Mystery’ Is What Comes After ISIS | Defense One

Even as Iraqi special forces and Shia militias roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Baghdad has done little to address the underlying causes of Sunni militancy, says journalist Ned Parker.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Monday that the United States will deploy 560 more troops to Iraq, bringing the total upwards of 4,600 as preparations get underway to recapture Mosul from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. It comes as Iraqi forces and militias, with U.S. backing

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