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Iraq Government Loss of Mosul Poses Wider Implications

Analysts warn the Iraqi government’s loss of the country’s second-largest city, Mosul, to an al-Qaida splinter group poses a threat not just to Iraq, but the wider Middle East region.  U.S. officials acknowledge a serious deterioration of the security situation and urge the Shi’ite-dominated Baghdad government to reach out to the country’s disgruntled minority populations. White House spokesman Josh Earnest Tuesday condemned what he called the “aggression in Mosul” by the Islamic...

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