The Heat: Containing the Islamic State in Iraq

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The U.S. is sending an additional 130 military advisers to Iraq to contain Islamic militant forces and help the displaced Yazidis.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has called moves to replace him in office a “conspiracy woven from inside and out.” Will Al-Maliki go quietly or fight to stay in office? And how effective are the U.S. airstrikes in combating the Islamic State militants? We speak to a former Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.

The United States continues its airstrikes against the Islamic State militants. The U.S. is also sending more military advisers to Iraq. The United Nations says tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped by militants on a mountain in northern Iraq and need “life-saving assistance.”

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says it’s “imperative” that Iraqi security forces refrain from intervening in the political process leading to the formation of a new government. He has warned that heightened political tensions and the security threat from the Islamic State extremist group, which is backed by Sunni militants, could plunge the country into an even deeper crisis.

CCTV Correspondent Jessica Stone reports.

Latest on what the US is doing to contain IS

CCTV Correspondent Jessica Stone reports on the U.S. sending 130 military officers to Iraq.

Ambassador Samir Sumaida’ie, is a former Iraqi ambassador to the United States.

Former Iraqi ambassador on containing IS conflict

Ambassador Samir Sumaida’ie, is a former Iraqi ambassador to the United States. He joined The Heat to talk about the latest IS crisis in Iraq.

Cedric Leighton, is a former U.S. Air Force colonel and the founder and president of Cedric Leighton Associates.

Former US Air Force Col. on IS containment

Cedric Leighton, is a former U.S. Air Force colonel and the founder and president of Cedric Leighton Associates. He joined The Heat to talk about how the U.S. can contain the Islamic State in Iraq.