Interview: Obama Weighs Iraq Crisis Responses


On Thursday, he U.S. sent in cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to the stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS. The airdrops came just hours after U.S. officials announced they were “closely monitoring” a potential “humanitarian catastrophe” in northern Iraq but would not be sending in combat troops.

White House Press Secretary Earnest said the U.S. would cooperate with Iraqi military and Kurdish authorities in the volatile region where tens of thousands of innocent civilians are reported to have been displaced, fleeing Sunni advances.

But in a complex Iraq war zone controlled by vicious ISIS warriors would the U.S. go in militarily with aid or an evacuation?

ABC’s Ann Compton joined us to discuss details.

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