Iraq presses Hagel for more U.S. air strikes, weapons




 
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December 9th, 2014  
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Topic: Iraq presses Hagel for more U.S. air strikes, weapons


By Phil Stewart BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pressed outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday for more air strikes and weaponry to accelerate what he called the "descent" of Islamic State. The plea underscored tension in the U.S.-Iraqi relationship, with Baghdad pushing for more aggressive assistance than Washington has provided so far, four months after President Barack Obama launched air strikes against IS in Iraq. ...




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