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Iraqi PM Presses Pitch for US Military Aid

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki continues his appeal for more U.S. help to fight a surge of violence in his country as he meets Thursday with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Maliki is following the talks in Washington by giving an address at an event focusing on U.S.-Iraq relations and the challenges facing post-war Iraq, where growing sectarian fighting has led to more than 7,500 deaths this year. He stressed the need for upgrades to Iraq's air defenses and other military ...

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