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Iraq / Militants Advance / A Discussion #1067562

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Iraq: Arwa Damon) The battle in northern Iraq between the Sunni militants ISIS and the government forces featured; scenes shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [Secretary of State John KERRY - talks about the Iraq government and US vital interests.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Erbil: Arwa Damon; Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The control of territory in Iraq and Syria by ISIS opening a route through the Euphrates River valley, the process for forming a new government as ISIS forces dig in, the issue of Iraqi support for a US role, how the Iraqi militias will be used and ISIS advances toward Baghdad discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks and former CIA/FBI agent Philip Mudd about Iraq. [MUDD - talks about the views of the revolution in Iraq, the need for visionary leaders to execute operations, the revolutionary ideology leading to terrorism overseas.] [MARKS - comments on the collapse of Iraqi military units that had been politicized into a Sunni militia.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Damon, Arwa;
Robertson, Nic
Duration:
00:10:40

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