Sunday, August 10, 2014
(Undated) -- The U.S. military is going after ISIS militants in Iraq with more airstrikes. At least five strikes were carried out early this morning, over the course of about five hours. The action was ordered by President Obama after ISIS made a big push into Kurdish territory, forcing thousands to flee to an isolated mountain or face likely slaughter. Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey says the 2011 troop pullout has contributed to the current violence involving ISIS. He tells CBS's "Face the Nation" the United States would have had a better equipped Iraqi army and counterterrorism operations would have been easier if the troops had stayed in the country.