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U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants
U.S. lawmakers warn of danger from Iraq militants

Members of Congress and retired military officials called Sunday for the U.S. to more actively help the Iraqi government in response to the lightning-fast advance of Sunni Islamic fighters to areas 45 minutes outside Baghdad. The Obama administration should be willing to directly engage Iraq’s neighbor, Iran, to fight off the Sunni militants, some said. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” talk show, retired Gen. Paul Eaton, who was formerly in charge of training Iraqi security forces, called Iran a “natural ally” in a possible campaign against the militants known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. ISIS, an extremist Sunni group,...

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