Spike in violence in Iraq

May 22, 2013 - 04:50 PM
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Shaffer interview May 21, 2013

On Monday, a wave of bloodshed stretched from north of Baghdad to the southern city of Basra. It targeted Sunni and Shiite communities, killing more than 100 people. The violence continued on Tuesday, as a suicide bomber struck a military checkpoint and militants opened fire on Iraqi troops.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies, discussed the future of Iraq with Capital Insider.

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