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Iraq military meltdown blamed on graft, politics

World / Politics Jun 15, 2014

Iraq military meltdown blamed on graft, politics

The Iraqi Army that disintegrated under an onslaught by Islamist fighters last week was a hollow force, riven by corruption, poor leadership and sectarian splits — a shadow of the military Washington had hoped to leave in the war-ravaged country. The United States dismantled Iraqi ...