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US Defense Chief in Iraq to Discuss Islamic State Fight

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and American commanders, four months after the U.S. launched a campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State militants. After arriving on an unannounced visit Tuesday to Baghdad, Hagel said Iraqi forces have gained a "new momentum" in their effort to reclaim territory that the Islamic State group seized in northern and western Iraq earlier this year. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out...

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