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Iraqi Military On the Brink of 'Psychological Collapse'

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The Iraqi military is facing "psychological collapse" amid desertions and a lack of equipment as the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue to capture more territory in Iraq and overwhelm the regular army's defenses.

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Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 4:46 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:15 am
We lost our economy to the thirst to be in war after war on top of war. I haven't mentioned lives and limb yet. Now what are we supposed to do? Don't ask for more - we have nothing left.

Lona G (80)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:37 am
Is it any wonder that those Iraqi soldiers are about to run? If they are not killed outright in battle because they lack training, weaponry and support, they face execution by ISIS when they're captured. The ISIS propaganda had worked very well, and Maliki's rhetoric and leadership has failed miserably. Now it's they who have to face the music.

Deb E (63)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:57 am
They don't lack training or weaponry ... they lack will. They do not have the will to fight for their country because their country is torn apart into tribal sections and they are totally divided. The same will be true in Afghanistan and the real crime is that our country has ANY boots on the ground in either country. Ask any soldier who has been there whether or not we should be involved in these tribal civil wars. These people have to decide what they want for a life, and then THEY have to be willing to die for it or go along with whatever is handed to them by who is in charge.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:19 pm
Noted, thanks.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 4:08 pm
Totally understandable, they are human after all, just like us.

Janis K (126)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 6:19 pm
Noted thanks

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:36 pm
This does not surprise me at all.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 10:26 pm
Considering the whole situation, it is totaly logical. Thank you.

Thomas M (8)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 8:30 am
The geographical and cultural/religious structure of Iraq should have been studied a bit before creating a government destined to fail. States could have been established within Iraq with the oil contributing in some way to operating the state governments,etc. Throwing all of these warring factions into one nation/state is a disaster.
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