The Heat: U.S. involvement in Iraq

The Heat

Iraq Airstrikes

Just two-and-a-half years after U.S. troops left Iraq, American fighter jets are bombing Islamic State fighters in Iraq to protect Yazidi Kurds.

With Iraq in the thick of a civil war, how will U.S. involvement affect power dynamics in the region between Shias, Sunnis and Kurds? Is this the beginning of the breakup of Iraq? How will American military involvement be seen in the region?

For war-weary Americans, the debate is should be U.S. get involved in Iraq again? Will there be boots on the ground again?

We discuss the issue on The Heat.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman on the U.S. bombing Iraq situation.

The Heat segment one

The Heat segment one

CCTV America's Jim Spellman on the U.S. bombing Iraq situation.

Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie, the former Iraq Ambassador to U.S. and Luqman Barwari, Kurdish National Congress of North America joins CCTV America to discuss the current U.S.-Iraq relations.

Sumaidaie and Barwari on the current U.S.-Iraq relation

Sumaidaie and Barwari on the current U.S.-Iraq relation

Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie, former Iraq Ambassador to U.S. and Luqman Barwari, Kurdish National Congress of North America joins CCTV America to discuss the current U.S.-Iraq relations.

Hillary Mann Leverett from American University and Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, U.S. Air Force (Retired) joins CCTV America.

Leverett and Leighton on U.S. and Iraq

Leverett and Leighton on U.S. and Iraq

Hillary Mann Leverett from American University and Cedric Leighton, Founder and President of Cedric Leighton Associates, U.S. Air Force (Retired) joins CCTV.