The capture of Ramadi from the Islamic State

If you want to identify a recent low point in the war against the Islamic State, go back to May when the ineffectual Iraqi military cut and ran from Ramadi, a Sunni town just 70 miles west of Baghdad. They abandoned their equipment and fled. The Iraqis "showed no will to fight," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said. With that embarrassing defeat, the U.S. strategy for arming and training Iraqi soldiers to defend their country was left exposed as an apparent failure.
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